Lakeside Auto Recyclers is a Third-Generation, Family-Owned Business

We’re proud to be the local guys who have served local customers in Carter Lake, Omaha and Council Bluffs for 40+ years. Our 30 employees are more than just a crew, we’re like family. Lakeside Auto Recyclers was founded on the principle of being in business for our customers as well as our employees. There’s no corporate hierarchy here. We love what we do, and we’re proud of the way we do it.

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About Lakeside Auto Recyclers

"In 1960 at age 19, Fred "Butch" Levell, Sr. bought a tow truck for $100 and started a business on 5th and Locust in Carter Lake called "Levell's Auto Parts."

In the early days, the best way to get copper and other recyclables from old cars was to burn the cars out and snip out what was left after the fire. In 1977, Lakeside Auto Recyclers was founded when Butch Levell, Sr., opened up a new shop on 9th and Locust that focused on auto parts only.

In 2000, a scale was installed and recycling began on site. In 2015, Lakeside discontinued the parts business and now operates exclusively as a recycling facility. Mike Levell Sr.'s three children, Shane, Michael Jr. and Ashley, began working at the yard helping their father during their teen years, and today this eight acre yard is being operated by the third generation of the family.

Lakeside has been helping people Shred the World for over 35 years, so stop by and let us help you make some extra money! We are conveniently located just minutes away from downtown Omaha or Council Bluffs. 

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