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2017 Colgate & ShopRite Recycled Playground Challenge

Colgate®, ShopRite®, and TerraCycle® are giving a school the opportunity to win a brand new playground! The school that earns the most Playground Credits between March 12 and June 30 will win! Learn more below.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. Open only to schools in the Oral Care Recycling Program sponsored by Colgate within NJ, NY, PA, CT, DE or MD. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts March 12, 2017 at 9 a.m. PT and ends June 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PT. First prize is a playground made of recycled materials, and has an approximate retail value of $50,000. Second and third place prizes are Colgate® products, one Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™ Van visit and upcycled bundle of backpacks, pens and jotters. Approximate retail value of second place prize is $8,851 and third place prize is $6,234. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

Click here for official rules.

Cast vote!

You may vote once per day for the school of your choice. Each vote will count as one (1) Playground Credit for that school. To cast a vote, you may enter the school name, town, or zip code in the field below.

One of the best ways to earn Playground Credits is to generate awareness in your community. If you don’t see the school you’d like to vote for, contact TerraCycle at 866-967-6766 or customersupport@terracycle.com.

Please note: A school must be a member of the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program to be eligible for votes.

To enroll your school into the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, please visit the official program page to register (completely for free).

How it works

Playground Credits may be earned by voting and/or recycling used, post-consumer oral care product packaging and products through the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program. 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 waste 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 needs to sign up for the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program. Every unit of used, post-consumer oral care waste received between March 12 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 recycled through the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program. Encourage recycling at your school to increase the number of units we receive from you between March 12 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

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 (Approximate retail value: $50,000).

First Runner-Up: The school that is the first runner-up will receive 500 Colgate® kids toothbrushes, 500 Colgate® kids toothpaste tubes, a Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures® van visit, 150 upcycled backpacks, 600 upcycled jotter notebooks, 600 upcycled pens, and a ShopRite® Gift Card in the amount of $750 (Approximate total retail value: $8,851).

Second Runner-Up: The school that places as the second runner-up will receive 500 Colgate® kids toothbrushes, 500 Colgate® kids toothpaste tubes, a Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures® van visit, 100 upcycled backpacks, 400 upcycled jotter notebooks, 400 upcycled pens, and a ShopRite® Gift Card in the amount of $500 (Approximate total retail value: $6,234).

Honorable Mentions: The next six schools will each receive 500 Colgate® kids toothbrushes, 500 Colgate® kids toothpaste tubes, and a ShopRite® Gift Card in the amount of $150 (Approximate total retail value: $6,900).

 

All eligible participants are subject to the Recycled Playground Challenge Rules.

* Please note: A "unit" is defined as 0.02 lbs of used, post-consumer oral care products and packaging.

Leaderboard

Rank Participant Score
1. St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School - Holland, PA 18966 86155
2. Saint Andrew School - Newtown, PA 18940 65880
3. Hawthorne Elementary School - Willingboro, NJ 08046 30375
4. East Amwell Township School, Ringoes NJ, 08551 - Ringoes, NJ 08551 9360
5. Paradise Knoll Green Team - Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 8641
6. DePaolo Middle School - Southington, CT 06489 5339
7. John H. West Elementary - Bethpage, NY 11714 4003
8. M. Scott Carpenter Elementary School - Old Bridge , NJ 08857 2950
9. Hillcrest Elementary PTO - Somerset, NJ 08873 2229
10. Intensive Education Academy - West Hartford, CT 06117 2042
11. PS 228Q Early Childhood Magnet School of the Arts - Jackson Heights, NY 11372 1645
12. Noor-Ul-Iman School - Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 1424
13. Whitemarsh Elementary School - Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 1107
14. Saint Christopher School - East Hartford, CT 06108 978
15. EINY - New York, NY 10016 932
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