Skip to content

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

Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 03/30/2023 CITO Melanchthonweg by Carta57en99
Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia 03/30/2023 Jarní krmení ptáčků by luxan222
Pardubický kraj, Czechia 03/30/2023 CITO Polabiny II by Dandyz
Sachsen, Germany 03/30/2023 Leipziger CITO-Woche: P+R Connewitz, Bahnhof by hades_2000
Idaho 03/30/2023 Welcome to Centennial Park by CheekyBrit
Kärnten, Austria 03/30/2023 Flurreinigung Viktring by CoktaiiL
Texas 03/30/2023 Let's Clean Up the Ranch Part 1 by herndonrd
Ohio 03/30/2023 2023 Season 1 CITO @ Spring Lakes Park by boydfamily
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 03/30/2023 cito bij de merwelanden by Jolieus
Friesland, Netherlands 03/31/2023 CITO Nijtap by Sjilo