April 25, 2024

5 Eco-Friendly Materials For Your Fence

The construction industry is known for producing large amounts of waste; the Government of Canada estimates that construction, renovation, and demolition accounts for approximately 12% of solid waste in Canada

By opting to use eco-friendly building materials for your fence, you can directly contribute to a reduction in the amount of waste generated in Canada. The best part? Most modern fences are made using eco-friendly materials; which means you can feel good about your next fencing project.

Here are 5 eco-friendly fencing options you can choose from to lower your environmental impact:

Recycled Plastic Fences

Recycled plastic fences are made out of a variety of different reclaimed plastics; if you purchase a PVC fence, it’s likely to be made in part or fully from recycled plastic. Additionally, the plastic in your PVC fence can later be recycled itself, diverting materials away from landfills.

PVC fences are easy to clean and maintain; they’re also quite affordable and come in a variety of colours, making them a versatile eco-friendly fencing option.

Traditional Wood Fences

You might be surprised to learn that one of the most traditional fencing options on the market is eco-friendly; it’s true! Wood fences are an eco-friendly option.

Wood fencing is sustainable fencing; it’s built using renewable resources. When you work with ethical suppliers, trees are planted every time they’re cut down, making this one of the most eco-friendly traditional fencing materials.

Fences can also be built using reclaimed wood, like Wagon Oak.

Metal Fences 

Metal fences are eco-friendly, not because they’re made of recycled materials, but because their materials can be easily recycled. When you build a chain-link aluminum fence, you’re installing an investment that will last for decades. Once the fence has reached the end of its useful lifespan, its materials can be completely recycled and used to create cans and other goods made of recycled metals.

Composite Fences

Composite fences are made out of recycled wood and recycled plastic. They’re durable and easy to maintain—best of all, they’re eco-friendly. They tend to be slightly more expensive than traditional wood, but their high resistance to pests and rot and the low overall maintenance required make them an attractive option for some homeowners. This style of fencing is sometimes known as bio-composite fencing.

Stone Fences

Stone fences are low-maintenance and incredibly durable; they can also last for centuries. Part of creating an eco-friendly fence is using materials that are long-lasting; the less a fence needs to be replaced, the less waste it produces. Stone fences are also among the most unique fences available, and they’re made of all-natural materials. 


There are several other types of eco-friendly fences available, including:

  • Bamboo fencing
  • Living fences
  • Hurdle fences
  • And more

Not all of these fencing styles are well-suited to the conditions we typically see in Winnipeg; generally, we recommend wood, plastic, and metal fences for our city. Fortunately, there are plenty of eco-friendly fencing options. Contact Peg City Fence Pros if you’re interested in an eco-friendly fence for your yard!