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2018 Colgate & ShopRite Recycled Playground Challenge

​Colgate®, ShopRite®, and TerraCycle® are giving your school the chance to win a brand new playground made from recycled materials! And this year, we're doubling your chances of winning. The top two schools that earn the most Playground Credits between March 11 and June 30 will win a playground! 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 11, 2018 at 9 a.m. PT and ends June 30, 2018 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 prize is a playground made of recycled materials, and has an approximate retail value of $40,000. Third place prize is a ShopRite gift card in the amount of $1,250. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

Click here for official rules.

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 11 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 11 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 

First Runner-Up Prize

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 has earned the second 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: $40,000).

Second Runner-Up: The Second Runner Up Prize winner will receive a ShopRite® Gift Card in the amount of $1,250.

Honorable Mentions: The next six schools will each receive a ShopRite® Gift Card in the amount of $150 (Approximate total retail value: $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.
  • The leaderboard does not update instantly. Instead it updates in regular intervals. Please check back later to see updated rankings.

 

Leaderboard

Rank Participant
1. John H. West Elementary - Bethpage, NY 11714
2. Kelley Elementary School - Southington, CT 06489
3. McNichols Plaza - Scranton, PA 18505
4. East Amwell Township School, Ringoes NJ, 08551 - Ringoes, NJ 08551
5. Coolidge Elementary School - Wyckoff, NJ 07481
6. DePaolo Middle School - Southington, CT 06489
7. Paradise Knoll Green Team - Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
8. Hillcrest Elementary PTO - Somerset, NJ 08873
9. Hawthorne Elementary School - Willingboro, NJ 08046
10. William S. Schmidt Outdoor Education Center - Brandywine, MD 20613
11. William Penn Charter School - Philadelphia, PA 19144
12. Elizabeth Cady Stanton PTO - Seneca Falls, NY 13148
13. Mechanicsville Elementary School - Mechanicsville, MD 20653
14. Whitemarsh Elementary School - Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
15. Southampton Middle School - Bel Air, MD 21014
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