High Tech Trash Collecting

High Tech Trash Collecting

You may have heard of a game called geocaching - the modern day treasure hunting game where the players search for hidden containers using a handheld GPS device.  It is quite popular with more than 600,000 caches hidden around the globe with 200,000 logged visits per week.  In the Sioux Falls area, there are 50+ avid geocachers that take part.

Doug Brockhouse, one of the principals at Bender Commercial, is one of those players with more than 1,400 finds.  But it isn't alway a search for the hidden caches.  There are several events held each year in the community called "CITO".  CITO stands for "Cache in Trash Out".  The events amount to the cachers chosing an area in which to clean up all the trash and take it out of the area.  This in one of Doug's favorite events.

It doesn't have to be a big event to be a "CITO".  Cachers enjoys the outdoors and regularly carry trash out of areas while searching for their "treasures".  Doug is no exception - take a look at his car and you will almost always find a couple of handfuls of trash he picked up while on the caching trail.