Make sure your school is signed up as a pre-, primary or high school to recycle and vote in this year's challenge by selecting the 'JOIN PROGRAM FOR FREE' button above.
(if this button is not showing up, please ensure you are signed in to your TerraCycle account, or create an account)
1 unit of oral care waste received for recycling = 10 Garden Points
1 online vote = 1 Garden Point
1 Chemist Warehouse bonus vote = 15 Garden points
Head into a participating Chemist Warehouse store and scan the Shelf Garden QR code to earn bonus votes. You can scan once a day!
DIY Collection Station bonus prizes = 500 Garden Points
Each month TerraCycle will award 500 Garden Points to the school with the best DIY Collection Station. Submit one image per school via the form on the contest page, and the most eye-catching and creative collection stations will be announced throughout the contest.
Entry open 24/02/22 to 31/10/22. Receive 1 entry in Final Prize draw for sending a shipment. Limit 1 entry in Final Prize draw. Final Prize valued $4,780. 7 Final Prizes to be won. 3 Participants with most Garden Points will each win a Final Prize. Entries judged on weight of total shipments & number of votes on 4/11/22. Final Prize draw on 4/11/22. First 4 entries drawn receive Final Prize. Participants only eligible to win 1 Final Prize. Winners of Final Prizes notified by email & phone by 7/11/22 & names published on www.terracycle.com/colgategarden-au. Any second chance draw will be held on 1/2/23 to distribute unclaimed Final Prizes. Final Prizes delivered to winners by 10/2/23. Promoter excludes all liability for any loss suffered as a result of accepting and/or using prizes, except for liability which cannot be excluded by law. Details from entries may be used by Promoter and given to third parties to conduct this promotion. Sponsor is Colgate-Palmolive Pty Limited (ABN 79 002 792 163) 345 George Street, Sydney 2000, Australia. Promoter is Terracycle Australia (ABN 58 153 703 121) Suite 2, Level 2, 44-54 Botany Road, Alexandria NSW 2015 NSW Authority No TP/01563, SA T21/2046 and ACT Permit No TP21/02265.
Participating in this competition is easy and FREE! See answers to frequently-asked questions here.
The Program is open to public and private pre-, primary, intermediate, special and secondary schools in Australia. To be eligible for the contest, please make sure to set the ‘Organisation Type' to 'Pre-school', 'Primary School' or 'High School' in your TerraCycle account. To check if your school is eligible, please read the Terms & Conditions.
If you already have a TerraCycle account and would like to make sure you've signed up to the 2022 Colgate Community Garden Challenge please follow the steps below:
You need to have joined the Colgate Community Garden Challenge and have listed your organisation type as 'Pre-school' or 'Primary School' or 'High-School' to be part of the competition.
When you are ready to send in a shipment, click 'REQUEST A POSTAGE LABEL' via the Colgate Community Garden Challenge page. Select the 'Send Me a Postage Label' under 'Colgate Community Garden Challenge' and TerraCycle will email an Australian Post pre-paid return label to you. Print the pre-paid label and affix it to your reused box or bag and bring it to a local Australia Post Office.
For schools with multiple TerraCycle accounts, you must use the same account each time you send in a shipment of used oral care products. This way, all your entries will appear in a single account.
No. You may send in any size shipment (up to 20 kilos) to earn Garden Points. However, you must send in at least 5 kilogram of oral care waste to earn the TerraCycle points donation. Units per shipment are calculated based upon weight. Oral Care waste will be counted based upon an average weight of 0.00907185 kgs per piece of waste.
Yes, for each shipment over five kilograms, your location will earn 2 points or $.02 per unit for the school or charity of your choice.
Nope! You will be able to request pre-paid Australia Post shipping labels from our website through your online account. This will bring your oral care collections back to our factory to be recycled into other TerraCycle products! You win, we win, and the environment wins!
The best way for your school to earn the most Garden Points is to establish one Colgate Community Garden Challenge account for your school. If there are multiple accounts for the one school, your community won't know which to vote for!
Additionally, the Garden Points you earn for recycled oral care waste will be spread across multiple accounts. TerraCycle cannot guarantee that Garden Points earned for the one school across multiple account will be merged.
To ensure your school and community is competing under the same account, we recommend establishing one single Colgate Community Garden Challenge account with the email of a teacher or P&C member who will be driving your school's participation. Please note, all free shipping labels must be downloaded on this account to earn Garden Points.
TerraCycle® Recycling Programs are open to everybody in Australia, no matter where you are.
We accept any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging, floss containers.
Not accepted: Please recycle your cardboard packaging in your kerbside recycling bin. Electronic toothbrush handles and bases are not recyclable through this program and instead should be collected and shipped separately through the electric toothbrush recycling program, which has specific shipping requirements.
Please do not include:
Please log into your account on the TerraCycle website. Select the 'Free Recycling Program' tab and then the option 'Remove this Program' located under Colgate Community Garden Challenge.
If for any reason you need to change or update your information, please select the PROFILE tab (located on your account) and then simply click 'Edit My Profile'. If you still need assistance or have questions please contact Customer Support at 1-800-983-324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Once collected, the oral care is cleaned and separated by material type. The fibres and plastics are recycled into raw formats that manufacturers use to make new products.
TerraCycle has partnered with Colgate® and Chemist Warehouse to give seven lucky schools the chance to win a community garden kit for their school grounds. You can win everything you need to create a little ecosystem in your school and teach your students about how flowers, plants and insects work together to grow our food.
Between 24 February - 31 October, Australian pre-, primary, intermediate, special and secondary schools are invited to join our recycling program for oral care waste and vote for their school to earn Garden Points.
The more units of oral care waste recycled and the more votes per school, the better your chances of winning.