Trex® Sustainable Decking Products

Today, consumers are increasingly opting for more sustainable products. Since our inception, our products have been designed with sustainability in mind. Using innovative recycling methods, we transform recycled plastic film, reclaimed wood and recycled aluminum into beautiful outdoor decking and railing. Learn more about how we source the recycled and reclaimed raw materials for our products below.

Sustainable by Design

From the outset, we’ve built our products with sustainability in mind. Our composite decking is made from 95% recycled and reclaimed materials while providing long-lasting quality and styleis made primarily from recycled and reclaimed materials, providing long-lasting quality and style.

Our 30-plus years of experience have helped us hone our supply chain and proprietary process for converting discarded plastic film and wood into more than the sum of its parts. The result? A high-performance, eco-friendly selection of unique products, available at scale.

Upcycling Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled Plastic

Millions of pounds of plastic go into landfills every day.[1]  In 2021, Trex rescued more than 430 million pounds of plastic film slated for landfill and recycled it in our products. We partner with corporations, retail stores, consumers and others to proactively capture unwanted plastic film and upcycle it into beautiful Trex decking.

Reclaimed Wood

To produce our award-winning decking, we also use reclaimed wood, including wood dust, off cuttings, pallets and more. We partner with upstream and downstream wood product manufacturers such as lumberyards and sawmills to capture their waste. In 2021, we used more than 645 million pounds of reclaimed wood fiber in our products. 

Other Materials

In addition to decking, we also make metal railings and other non-board accessories for our decking and staircases that also contain recycled content. In 2021, our railing products used at least 40% recycled aluminum.

pounds of plastic film rescued and upcycled by Trex in 2021
pounds of reclaimed wood used in Trex products in 2021
NexTrex® collection stations where consumers can return plastic film for recycling
pounds of plastic film collected from individuals, schools and community groups through NexTrex®

Green Building

The recycled and reclaimed content of our products makes Trex decking and railing a preferred choice for green building designers, especially those seeking LEED certification. Use of our decking can add up to five points to a project on LEED rating assessments. In addition to LEED, our products also meet ICC-ES and California Green Building Standards.

Building a Better Tomorrow Together

Discover the environmental wins of Trex decking in our 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.

Explore Our Report