The 2021 Colgate® and Meijer® School Challenge

Help a school start next year with fresh supplies, thanks to the Colgate® and Meijer® School Challenge!

After a year far from school and friends, Colgate® and Meijer® are offering kids a memorable back to school. Recycle and vote for your school to win amazing recycled and upcycled supplies including desks, backpacks, pens and more!

Click here for official rules.

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. Starts March 28th, 2021 at 9 a.m. PT and ends June 19th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Approximate retail value of all prizes is $92,500.00.

The contest has ended

This contest has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

How it works

RECYCLE - Recycle your oral care products and packaging (such as toothpaste tubes, floss containers, toothbrushes), using your school’s account to recycle through the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program.

OR VOTE - Vote now for your school to earn even more credits and get a chance to win this fabulous prize! Anyone can vote for an eligible school up to one vote per person per day. 

See promo details here.


Three schools will be the lucky winners! The Grand Prize winner will receive approximately $53,000 in school supplies. The First Runner Up Prize winner will receive approximately $24,000 in supplies, while the Second Runner Up will receive supplies totalling approximately $15,500.

The challenge will run from March 28, 2021 to June 19, 2021, and the prizes will be awarded in September for a memorable back to school! All schools who are participating in the Colgate recycling program within Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky & Wisconsin are eligible to enter the challenge.

Participate today! You can vote above for a school and get involved now to help the school you’ve chosen win the challenge!

Learn more about Meijer® sustainability efforts here.

Please note:

  • A "unit" is defined as 0.02 lbs of used, post-consumer oral care products and packaging.
  • The leaderboard does not update instantly, but in regular intervals. Please check back to see updated rankings.


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