Colgate Community Recycle Drive

Join the Colgate Community Recycle Drive and send in your oral care waste for a chance to win prizes! 

Welcome to the Colgate Community Recycle Drive 

Colgate® has partnered with TerraCycle® to give New Zealand schools, clubs and community groups the opportunity to win prizes simply by sending in accepted Oral Care Waste for recycling.

This year, there are 20 x $1000 prizes up for grabs just for submitting a shipment of Oral Care Waste by the 31st August 2016. Plus, each month there is also the chance to win one of two recycled park benches made from Oral Care waste valued at $1,500!*


This year, entry is open to all New Zealand pre-schools, primary, full primary, special, intermediate and secondary schools as well as not for profit clubs and community groups. To check if your group is eligible, please check the terms and conditions


  1. In order to be eligible for the promotion, your school, club or community group needs to sign up as a Colgate® Oral Care Brigade via between the 1 June and 31 August 2016. Once registered you can collect Oral Care Waste and encourage your local community to get behind you in your efforts to collect. Each eligible location may only register once. 
  2. Once you are ready to send in your first collection of Oral Care Waste, request a shipping label from and TerraCycle® will email a New Zealand Post pre-paid return label to you. 
  3. Send your collected oral care waste (minimum 1kg, maximum 20kg) to TerraCycle to arrive no later than 23:59:59 on 31 August 2016 to enter the final prize draw to win one of 20 x $1,000 cash prizes! The final prize draw will take place on 12 September 2016. 
  4. In addition, each month, a draw will be conducted where two recycled park benches made from Oral Care waste will be given away to those Oral Care Brigades who have sent in waste during that month! Winners will be drawn by 5pm on the first Monday of the next month.

And remember, all Colgate® Oral Care Brigades participating in the promotion will be raising money for their chosen school or not-for-profit through the standard TerraCycle Points Programme. For each shipment over 1 kilogram, your location will earn $0.02 per waste unit to donate to your nominated not-for-profit. 

If a school, club or community group have any difficulties signing up, please contact TerraCycle®: Freephone 0800 474 016 or email at: [email protected]


With the help of TerraCycle®, any brand of used Oral Care Waste can be recycled. All product needs to be used before sending it in.


We would encourage you to also sign up as a Colgate® Oral Care Brigade in order to be eligible to win prizes. 


To help you spread the word about your participation in the Colgate Community Recycle Drive and maximise your chances to win, we've put together handy resources for you to download and print.

* Please see the Colgate Community Recycle Drive 2016 Terms and Conditions for more information. For all general promotion queries or information please call Consumer services on 0800 441 740.