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2017 Colgate® & Meijer® Recycled Playground Challenge

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. Open only to schools in the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program within MI, IL, IN, OH, KY, or WI. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts April 23, 2017 at 9 a.m. PT and ends June 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Approximate retail value of all prizes is $60,150.00.

Colgate is excited to partner with Meijer and TerraCycle to bring you the opportunity to earn a playground for your school! To win, your eligible school must earn the most Playground Credits by the end of the promotion.

Click here to learn more on the official rules.

Cast vote!

Once the contest starts, you may vote once per day for the school of your choice. Each vote will count as one (1) Playground Credit and each unit of used, post-consumer oral care packaging recycled will count as one (1) Playground Credit for that school. A "unit" is defined as 0.02 lbs of used, post-consumer oral care products and packaging.

One of the  best ways to earn Playground Credits is to generate awareness in your community and encourage people to vote and recycle for your school of choice.

To cast a vote, you may enter the school name, town, or zip code in the field below. If you don't see the school you would like to vote for, contact TerraCycle at 866-967-6766 or customersupport@terracycle.com.

PLEASE NOTE: A school must be a participant in the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program to be eligible to earn Playground Credits.

How it works

A school may earn Playground Credits through votes and through shipping units of used, post-consumer oral care packaging in the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, a free recycling program for oral care packaging. A school must be registered in the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program in order to participate. Each vote will count as one (1) Playground Credit and each unit of used, post-consumer oral care packaging received through this program will count as one (1) Playground Credit. A "unit" is defined as 0.02 lbs of used, post-consumer oral care products and packaging.

IF YOU HAVE NEVER RECYCLED WITH COLGATE®

To start recycling for Playground Credits, a school simply has to follow the steps outlined on the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program page to get started with recycling used, post-consumer oral care packaging. Every unit of used, post-consumer oral care packaging received between April 23 and June 30 will count as one (1) Playground Credit for that school.

IF YOU CURRENTLY RECYCLE WITH COLGATE®

Ship your used, post-consumer oral care waste in to TerraCycle as you normally would. You will earn one (1) Playground Credit for every unit of oral care packaging recycled through the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program. Encourage recycling at your school to increase the amount of waste we receive from you between April 23 and June 30. All shipments received by June 30 will count towards the contest.

And don’t forget, you can earn additional Playground Credits by voting for your school of choice once per day at the top of this page.

Check out the video below to see past winners!

Prizes

Please note that the playground color may vary from the image depicted here.

Please note that the playground color may vary from the image depicted here.

GRAND PRIZE: The school that has earned the most Playground Credits during the contest period will be eligible to win a playground made from oral care waste! TerraCycle will work with the winning school to coordinate the installation process and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The next eight (8) schools that have earned the most Playground Credits during the contest period will be eligible to win a wide range of prizes:

  • The first runner-up will receive 500 Colgate® kids toothbrushes, 500 Colgate® kids toothpaste tubes, a visit from the Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures® van, and a Meijer gift card for $750.
  • The second runner-up will receive 500 Colgate® kids toothbrushes, 500 Colgate® kids toothpaste tubes, a visit from the Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures® van, and a Meijer gift card for $500.
  • The six honorable mentions will receive 500 Colgate® kids toothbrushes, 500 Colgate® kids toothpaste tubes, and a Meijer gift card for $150

All eligible participants are subject to the Colgate and Meijer Playground Giveaway Rules.

Leaderboard

Rank Participant Score
1. Kettle Lake Elementary - Alto, MI 49302 34786
2. Bethesda Elementary - Waukesha, WI 53188 31345
3. Highlands Middle School - Grand Rapids, MI 49525 7396
4. Novi Woods Elementary School - Novi, MI 48375 7309
5. Dutton Christian School - Caledonia, MI 49316 5215
6. Ixonia Elementary - Ixonia, WI 53036 4321
7. Frank H Hammond Elmtry School - Munster, IN 46321 4000
8. Legacy Christian School - Grand Rapids, MI 49548 3844
9. Zeeland Christian - Zeeland, MI 49464 2762
10. Byron Center Christian School - Byron Center, MI 49315 2697
11. St. Germaine Catholic School - Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081 2614
12. Davisburg Parent Teacher Connection - Davisburg, MI 48350 1808
13. Pied Piper Opportunity Center - Ossineke, MI 49766 1692
14. Little Wonders Child Care Center - Millbury, OH 43447 1244
15. Wisconsin School for the Deaf - Delavan, WI 53115 1214
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