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Cache In Trash Out

CITO Cache In Trash Out® (CITO) is an environmental initiative supported by the geocaching community. Since 2002, CITO has helped preserve the natural beauty of cache-friendly spaces. In that time, more than 363,000 people have volunteered at 18,000 CITO events.

Twice per year, geocachers can earn virtual souvenirs by hosting and attending events during CITO seasons. Visit the Help Center for information on the next CITO season.

Attend CITO Events

At CITO events, geocachers and community groups work together to improve parks and other outdoor environments. They clean up litter, plant trees, remove invasive species, build trails, and more.

To attend an event, find CITO events near you.

Host CITO Events

To host an event, contact a land manager, local organization, or government agency to determine your community’s needs. Make sure to get permission for your project.

Here are some tips to help plan your event:

CITO every day

CITO can happen on every geocaching adventure! Pick up trash that you see on the trail. Clean up the area around each geocache. These small acts make a huge difference.

CITO in action

Upcoming global CITO events

Středočeský kraj, Czechia 08/15/2022 Úklid Chvojena by jirca76
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 08/15/2022 2e CCCE (Cito Carta Carpool Event) by Carta57en99
Vestfold og Telemark, Norway 08/16/2022 Gruvene på Ramberget by Ebeat68
Aragón, Spain 08/17/2022 CITO MIRAMBEL: ERMITA DE SAN ROQUE by GemaAdri
British Columbia, Canada 08/17/2022 CITO Elk Lake Road by Ernietr
Slovenia 08/17/2022 Odstranjevanje deljenolistne rudbekije by icabrian
Aragón, Spain 08/17/2022 CITO TRONCHÓN: CAMINO DEL TREMEDAL by GemaAdri
Southern England, United Kingdom 08/17/2022 Urban Wildlife Project @ High Wycombe Almshouses by ChilternRangers
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 08/17/2022 Aufräumen in KW 33 by senecaz
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 08/17/2022 cito in wantijpark by Jolieus