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January 1, 2007

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Dirty Dialing

Residents of muscatine, iowa, phoning L&M Waste Systems for collection services may find they are offered a different service entirely. Thanks to a phone company mix up, the number for the garbage hauler listed in the 2006-07 edition of the Yellow Book instead connects callers to a phone sex hotline, blurring the line between trash and just plain trashy.

“Our toll-free number was disconnected more than a year ago,” said L&M Waste Systems General Manager Ann Meier, speaking to a local paper. “Apparently it's been reassigned.”

Residents can still reach L&M at the company's general offices number, which is correctly listed in the Yellow Book. The resulting conversation may prove less interesting, but will not cost $2.99 a minute.
Source: Muscatine Journal

About the Author(s)

Steven Averett

Content Director, Waste Group, Waste360

Steven Averett joined the Waste Age staff in February 2006. Since then he has helped the magazine expand its coverage and garner a range of awards from FOLIO, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and the Magazine Association of the Southeast (MAGS). He recently won a Gold Award from ASBPE for humor writing.

Before joining Waste Age, Steven spent three years as the staff writer for Industrial Engineer magazine, where he won a gold GAMMA Award from MAGS for Best Feature. He has written and edited material covering a wide range of topics, including video games, film, manufacturing, and aeronautics.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a BA in English.

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