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.

At this time, Curbtender produces 12 different refuse truck models. Additionally, Curbtender began integrating its products with all electric truck chassis platforms. BYD Motors and Curbtender recently partnered to conduct demonstrations of a fully electric Quantum rear loader and a HammerPak automated side loader.

In 2017, the company purchased the assets of Wayne Industrial Holdings LLC and named Kevin Watje as the Chief Executive Officer of Curbtender Inc.

Company News

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…

All-Electric Refuse Truck Comes to Alberta

Posted 2/23/2018

Curbtender Inc., a manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles and street sweepers based in Cedar Falls, Iowa, has announced it will be conducting demonstrations…

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…