Atwell Primary School is participating in the Oral Care TerraCycle® recycling program!


TerracycleWhy join TerraCycle?

TerraCycle’s goal is to eliminate the idea of waste by creating collection and solution programs for all kinds of typically non-recyclable waste.  These programs are free, and for each unit of waste collected we will earn TerraCycle points redeemable for upcycled products, charitable gifts or payment to our school.

TerraCycle turns a lot of the waste they collect into plastic pellets that can be moulded into a variety of new products, like benches, picnic tables and even playgrounds.


In addition, the Colgate Community Garden Challenge contest is on, and will run until until 30 September 2019.  This gives us the chance to win more prizes for recycling our oral care waste.

How do I participate?

The idea is to recycle oral care products for a chance to win a recycled community garden set for our school and cool upcycled products!

During the competition period, Atwell Primary will earn Garden Points by sending oral care waste to TerraCycle for recycling, and by earning online votes from the community.

1 unit of oral care waste = 10 Garden Points

1 online vote = 1 Garden Point

Click here to vote for Atwell Primary School.  You can do this every day!

oral-care-recycling-colgate-mainimage-1What can I recycle in this program?

Any brand of used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, plastic toothbrush packaging, interdental brushes, wisps, pumps, stand up toothpaste bottles and any kind of non-electric toothbrush or toothpaste tube and all affiliated non-recyclable packaging.

Please Note: Please make sure you use the full product before bringing it into school.

So get collecting today, every piece counts!