Always Green

Always Green

We make Trex® eco-friendly composite decks from an innovative blend of 95% recycled timber and plastic—that’s almost the whole thing. And we’ve been this way for more than 20 years, well before green was a buzzword. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our decks and know that we’ve done our part.

Recycling is a Beautiful Thing

As one of the largest plastic recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 400 million pounds of plastic and wood from landfills each year, so our eco friendly-decks contribute to a healthier environment.

Why a Trex® Composite Deck is a Green Deck

Trex recycles reclaimed wood to make high performance composite decking

Recycled Timber

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

Trex is one of the largest plastic bags recyclers in the U.S.

Recycled Plastic

The recycled timber in our decks is combined with recycled plastic from a variety of sources ranging from the overwrap 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 deck contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! That makes us one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S.

Eco-Friendly Manufacturing

Trex’s proprietary, eco-friendly processing method eliminates the use of smoke stacks . Also, our factory runoff and refuse are recycled back into the manufacturing line. Our trailers even run on vegetable-based oil hydraulics.

Trex was built on green principles

The Big Picture

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.

We haven't felled one tree in the making of Trex high-performance composite decking. Ever.