Wastequip Founder Dr. Charles W. Walton Dies at 83

Walton established Wastequip in the late 1980s and grew the company into the one of the largest manufacturers of waste and recycling equipment

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Wastequip founder Dr. Charles W. Walton died Nov. 3. He was 83. Walton established Wastequip in the late 1980s with his sights on consolidating the fragmented waste equipment industry. Wastequip thrived under Walton’s leadership, and eventually became one of the largest manufacturers of waste and recycling equipment. After Wastequip was acquired by a private equity firm in 1999, Walton continued to lead the company until his retirement in 2007.

"Charles was a born entrepreneur, and an idealistic businessman," says Wastequiop CEO Marty Bryant. "He not only founded Wastequip, but built it into the world-class company it is today. His passing falls heavy on our hearts, but his vision and spirit will forever be the foundation of Wastequip. Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends. He will be missed.”  

About Wastequip
Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste and recycling equipment, with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in North America. Wastequip’s broad range of waste and recycling equipment and systems is used to collect, process and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste and organics. The company’s brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Accurate, Cusco, Mountain Tarp and Go to Parts. For more information, visit www.wastequip.com.


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