Why Polywood?

HDPE is a synthetic resin for building solid, high-quality, durable outdoor furniture. Its cost is offset by the luxury, comfort, and resilience it provides.

At Poly-Wood they recycle high-density polyethylene, an extremely durable type of plastic you’ll find all around your home: milk jugs, detergent containers, shampoo bottles, lotion bottles, cleaner spray bottles, etc. The best part of high-density polyethylene (HDPE for short) is that it can actually be infinitely recycled. Yes, infinitely.



  • It is easy to maintain, needing just a damp cloth and dish soap.
  • Medium weight, HDPE is sturdy and resistant to wind. It can stay outside all year-round.
  • HDPE is highly durable and completely resistant to wind, water, and rust.
  • Comfortable, stylish, and luxurious with a high-quality, strong, and sturdy construction.
  • HDPE is infinitely recyclable and is often made from recycled milk jugs.
  • Available in a wide variety of colors.
  • HDPE lumber is manufactured to last a lifetime and its price reflects that.


  The flattened milk jugs are sent up a conveyor to a giant shredder to be pre-shredded.  Next, the shredded milk jug flakes are pre-washed and any heavy materials that might have gotten mixed in (glass, rocks, etc.) are removed.  The final product, is loads of clear pellets that are ready to be made into genuine POLYWOOD® lumber!  The recycled pellets are transported next door to the Extrusion Dept. by an efficiently designed series of tubes from one building to the next. All  pellets are stored in silos outside the building and then sucked in through more tubes that run right to our extrusion lines.  On the last leg of its journey, our recycled lumber makes its way to our production cells where Builders construct POLYWOOD Furniture.


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