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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

Hlavní město Praha, Czechia 02/01/2023 CITO P.A. 39 Čimický Háj by seedcorp
Troms og Finnmark, Norway 02/01/2023 Cito 1. Februar by KarinJak
Arizona 02/02/2023 S*W*A*G CITO EVENT Feb 2nd. by S*W*A*G & Sally
Southern England, United Kingdom 02/02/2023 Green Thursday Woodland Day @ Gomm's Wood by ChilternRangers
Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium 02/02/2023 æ Cito Provinciaal domein Kessel-lo by buisset
Zeeland, Netherlands 02/02/2023 ⛄️ Winter Cito Event ☃️ by Geo-friends Zeeland
Southern England, United Kingdom 02/03/2023 Wallowing with the Willow by YazCeleste
Centre-Val-de-Loire, France 02/03/2023 Chantier bénévoles : sentier multi-usager by CenCentre
Texas 02/03/2023 CITO: Another Trash Run by 8Nuts MotherGoose
Denmark 02/03/2023 Vi tager skraldet - Studsgård by Eskegaard