Colgate® Community Garden Challenge 2022

Recycle and vote to give your school a chance to win the ultimate garden kit! 

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 - including upcycled garden beds, seating and plenty more!

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.

Make sure your school is signed up to the Colgate Community Garden Challenge to recycle and compete in this year's challenge.

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 below form, and the most eye-catching and creative collection stations will be announced throughout the contest.

Cast vote!

Vote for your chosen pre-school, primary or secondary school here! 

How it works

What can you recycle through this program?

Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, manual plastic toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush 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:

  • Bamboo toothbrushes


There are seven grand prizes to be won, each valued at $4,780​!

At the end of the competition, the three schools with the most Garden Points will win a grand prize.

Plus, there are four more grand prizes up for grabs - so every school (large or small!) who sends a shipment for recycling will go in the draw to win.

See full terms & conditions on how to enter & win prizes here.

Entries judged and prizes drawn on 4/11/22 and winners notified by 7/11/22. Authorised under NSW Authority No TP/01563, SA T21/2046 and ACT Permit No TP21/02265. 

This year’s grand prize of the Community Garden Kit contains 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. This includes:

  • Two garden beds made from TerraCycle recycled materials
  • Bench with planter boxes made from TerraCycle recycled materials
  • Bug Hotel
  • $100 Bunnings Warehouse gift voucher
  • $100 Australian Seeds Voucher
  • Plantastic! A to Z of Australian Plants Book

Total prize pool $33,460. Participants only eligible to win 1 Final Prize. Winners of Final Prizes notified by email & phone & names published on 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.

Sign up to recycle and get voting!

Please note that currently the below leaderboard does not reflect bonus Garden Points or Chemist Warehouse votes. All points will be counted in the final draw.


Rank Participant Score
1. Carmody Drive Kindergarten 15210
2. Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School 14270
3. Westbourne Park Primary School 13488
4. Covenant College 13138
5. Eddystone Primary School 9640
6. South Geelong Primary School 9250
7. Coledale Public School 8813
8. Overport Primary School 8752
9. Everton Park State School 8653
10. Camboon Primary School 8100
11. St Kilda Primary School 7100
12. Oxley State School P&C 6339
13. Yuluma Primary School - Drop at my location 6301
14. Bald Hills State School 6280
15. Jolimont Primary School 6220
Full Leaderboard