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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.

The contest has ended

This contest is now over. Official winners will be contacted by TerraCycle staff to coordinate delivery of the prizes outlined below.

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 81697
2. Bethesda Elementary - Waukesha, WI 53188 53391
3. Highlands Middle School - Grand Rapids, MI 49525 16024
4. Novi Woods Elementary School - Novi, MI 48375 14166
5. Dutton Christian School - Caledonia, MI 49316 10686
6. Frank H Hammond Elmtry School - Munster, IN 46321 8073
7. Ixonia Elementary - Ixonia, WI 53036 7869
8. Legacy Christian School - Grand Rapids, MI 49548 6200
9. Byron Center Christian School - Byron Center, MI 49315 6167
10. St. Germaine Catholic School - Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081 5123
11. Zeeland Christian - Zeeland, MI 49464 4336
12. Little Wonders Child Care Center - Millbury, OH 43447 3689
13. Lighthouse Christian School - Madison, WI 53705 2843
14. Davisburg Parent Teacher Connection - Davisburg, MI 48350 2656
15. Wisconsin School for the Deaf - Delavan, WI 53115 1845
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