Our goal is to produce high performance, durable products that offer customers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). We believe in conducting our business with world-class service and respect.

Curbtender Inc designs and manufactures refuse collection vehicles in Cedar Falls, Iowa and Gothenburg, Nebraska. The company derives its name from the storied Curbtender automated side loading refuse truck (ASL).


The Curbtender was the first commercially produced ASL in the US Waste Industry. Developed in the early 1970’s, it quickly became the benchmark for performance. Its 2,000 pound lift arm capacity and 1,000 pound per cubic yard compaction rating set itself above the rest. In 2017, the company renamed this flagship product the PowerPak. The PowerPak is now equipped with an industry-best 5 year standard warranty.

In 2017, the company purchased the assets of Wayne Industrial Holdings LLC and named Kevin Watje as the Chief Executive Officer of Curbtender Inc. Mark Watje is President and Bartt Weichers is Vice-President. Curbtender’s executive team holds over a combined 55 years of experience in the waste industry.


At this time, Curbtender produces 13 different refuse truck models. Additionally, Curbtender began integrating its products with all electric truck chassis platforms. Read more about our electric vehicle and alternative fuel solutions here.

Company News

Curbtender Sweepers Brush Hawg Press Release

Curbtender Sweepers Purchases Brush Hawg Business

Posted 11/01/2021

Curbtender Sweepers, LLC has announced its purchase of the Brush Hawg line of knuckle boom grapple loaders from Iron Container …


Curbtender Introduces New Automated Side Loading Refuse Truck

Posted 6/28/2021

Curbtender, Inc. … announced the launch of a new automated side loader platform called the Fuzion…


Curbtender and UAW Local 838 Reach New 5 Year Agreement

Posted 3/19/2021

Curbtender, Inc. … announced it has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with UAW Local 838 for factory workers at its 701 Performance Drive facility in Cedar Falls, Iowa…

Curbtender XL Fleet All-Electric Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Curbtender Partners with XL Fleet to Develop All-Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Refuse Trucks

Posted 02/04/2021

Companies will jointly develop a series of all-electric, plug-in hybrid and electric refuse truck models…

Curbtender Nebraska Factory

Curbtender Begins Manufacturing in Nebraska

Posted 02/25/2020

Curbtender, Inc., a manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles, announced the start of manufacturing operations at its new factory in Gothenburg, Nebraska…

Watje Family Announces Purchase of Wayne Engineering

Posted 10/19/2017

Kevin Watje and Mark Watje have announced their acquisition of the assets of Wayne Industrial Holdings LLC, parent company to Wayne Engineering…