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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

Arizona 7/16/2024 CITO Wildwood Park - 7/16 by Poehunters
Zeeland, Netherlands 7/16/2024 Cito rondom de karolingenburg by balou 1953
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 7/16/2024 [CITO4Daagse] CITO Vlietland by Team CITO4Daagse / Berrydehamster & NLBokkie
Nunavut, Canada 7/17/2024 Trash off the Tundra #1 - CITO by Nunavut Taidy
Queensland, Australia 7/17/2024 Clean-up in the Park by hatzofff
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 7/17/2024 6e CiTo vlakbij de randstadrail by roenir
Southern England, United Kingdom 7/17/2024 Clearing Trails - Robinswood Hill by NUFCHayden05
Michigan 7/17/2024 Keego Park Cleanup by Only_Teny
Hlavní město Praha, Czechia 7/17/2024 CITO P.A. 69 Klíčovské Sady by seedcorp
Hawaii 7/17/2024 CITO at Ainaola Park by Skotlee