Green fencing

Sustainable Fencing Options

Here at The Fence Specialist, we offer a variety of fencing options, depending on your particular taste, yard, and needs. When choosing a material, many of our customers ask about options for sustainable fencing.

We think this is a great question! After all, many popular materials today, while beloved for their low maintenance and durability, are troublesome to the environment for those very same reasons. They take a long time to break down and decompose, and they create long-term waste in the landfills and the ocean.

However, it’s also important to factor in the environmental cost of creating the fence in the first place as well as the longevity of a fence, and whether there are sustainable post-consumer options available. Here are some of our recommended options for eco-conscious homeowners:

Composite Fencing

One of the hottest trends in the world of fencing is composite fencing, almost entirely because it brings your favorite aspects of vinyl fencing (durability, ease of maintenance, and beauty) together with an eco-conscious eye to the materials and production process. Composite fencing is made of wood and plastic. By blending together both recycled wood (meaning they’re not cutting down new trees to make this fencing) and recycled plastic (the composite fencing industry is one of the biggest buyers of post-consumer plastic bags) composite fencing finds a beautiful purpose for materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Most of all, composite fencing offers the best of both worlds, giving you the attractive natural look of wood, paired with the consistent durability of plastic.

Wood Fencing

For those who want to keep it simple, wood fencing is a classic option. However, instead of opting for the cheapest and easiest-to-obtain wood, it’s highly recommended that you invest in a harder wood that will hold up longer. Regular maintenance will also extend the life of your wooden fence.

Metal Fencing

Metal fencing is a strong and secure option that also comes in some beautiful options. While most metal fences don’t offer the same level of privacy as wood or vinyl fencing, they do provide an ideal framework for paired shrubbery and climbing vines. This helps you to blend together security and aesthetics and get a beautiful, long-lasting border.


Many people looking for an environmentally-friendly fencing option look into stone landscaping. Building a wall is a very different operation from building a fence, but it has a similar effect.

Whichever option you decide is best for you, give us a call to learn how we can help. We have numerous options of high-quality fencing available, and our professional installation and care will ensure that you get the longest life out of your fence.