What Is Trex®?

Does Trex make fencing?

(wood + plastic)

Since 1996, Trex has invented, defined and perfected composite outdoor living materials with a lineup of low-maintenance, high-performance products that fundamentally change the way we live outdoors. Trex fencing was introduced in 2005 to meet the demand for a fence that had the natural beauty and strength of a wood fence and the low maintenance virtues of a vinyl or PVC fence. Trex Fencing is a composite fence made from a proprietary blend of 95% recycled wood fiber and plastic. This unique product eliminates the negative attributes of a typical wood or vinyl fence and capitalizes on their virtues. With Trex composite fencing, you can be at ease in knowing that our well established brand, backed by its 25-year residential limited warranty, can be trusted to meet the demands for a fence that will last and continue to look attractive for many years.

Trex is an Eco-Friendly Composite

Always Green

We make Trex eco-friendly composite fencing from an innovative blend of 95% recycled wood and plastic. We’ve been this way for more than 25 years, well before ‘green’ was a buzzword. In the end, all of us want to look out on our fences and know that we’ve done our part. As one of the largest plastic recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 400 million pounds of plastic and wood from landfills each year. In addition to contributing to a healthier environment, our eco-friendly composite fences also contribute to LEED points—not to mention your good karma. Learn about Trex and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System™.


Recycled Wood

Reclaimed wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill finds its way into Trex high-performance composites. By using reclaimed sawdust, we never have had to cut down a tree to make our products. Ever.

Recycled Plastic

The recycled wood in our composites is combined with recycled plastic film from a variety of sources ranging from the over-wrap on paper towels to dry cleaner bags, sandwich bags, newspaper sleeves, and grocery and shopping bags. Here’s an interesting fact: the average 500-square foot composite Trex Fence contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! That makes us one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S.


Trex works along with other U.S. Green Building Council members to transform the way building and communities are designed, built, and operated with the goal of creating environmentally and socially responsible spaces that improve the quality of life.

A Sustainable Supply Chain

Trex takes an active role to ensure our supply vendors operate with ethical and responsible business practices. Approximately 95% of our supply vendors are based in the U.S. We conduct supply chain assessments, including in-person reviews, operating facility tours, and work with our suppliers to reduce environmental impact across the supply chain. As a result, we make it a practice to use post-consumer and post-industrial content wherever possible.