IT'S A LIFESTYLE
Lakeside Auto Recyclers is a 10 Acre, 3rd Generation, Customer-Focused, Family-Owned Business
WE ARE OUT TO SHRED THE WORLD
WE’LL PAY YOU THE BEST CASH PRICE FOR YOUR SCRAP – WE’LL TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY – AND, WE’RE OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK!
OWNED & OPERATED BY
We Shred Cars In
We’re proud to be the local guys who have been shredding the world since 1977 – for nearly 50 years!
We want your scrap, car bodies, container dropoffs and more! We do everything in our power to provide customers with the best experience possible. Our 50+ 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 or BS here. Our competitive edge is inspired by this… SHRED THE WORLD is a LIFESTYLE. We love what we do, and we’re proud of the way we do it.
The American Pulverizer Shredder is a Beast!
Back in 2017, Lakeside made room for our American Pulverizer shredder with 4,000 hp is a serious machine that can rip up vehicles within 20 seconds or less! What this means… Your commercial and industrial scrap, non-ferrous metals, and even junk cars and scrap metal can be shredded on-site faster and more efficiently – that means more cash in your pocket.
Never Being Complacent
We are always building and growing our company at a rapid pace. Drive in and check out our brand new Inbound Office built with dual truck scales to make it faster and easier to get in, get weighed – and get on with your day, CASH in hand – insanely fast drive in!
We’re Direct – That Puts More CASH in Your Pocket!
Lakeside goes direct! Going direct with all Non-Ferrous scrap gets you – our customer – the very best CA$H price!
HERE FOR YOU – OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK
BACK IN THE DAY...
OUR BACK STORY
"Butch" Levell, Sr.
Levell’s Auto Parts
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.”
Original Fire in the Belly
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.
Lakeside Auto Recyclers was Born – 1977
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 on site recycling began.
In 2015, Lakeside discontinued the parts business and became a full on scrap recycling facility.
Lakeside Auto Recyclers is owned and operated by Mike Jr. and Mike Sr., as a 10 acre, third-generation, family-owned business out to SHRED THE WORLD.
“Passion and loyalty is what drives us, to be the best scrap yard in the area. Helping customers and employees to have a great experience while making money is what sets Lakeside apart from the rest!”
– Mike Levell, Jr.