These people post spam sighns all over the intersections. I think they got junk they need to come pick up! I've only seen one of their trucks before but it's always when I'm in a work uniform. I can't go nutty on them then. If I see them when I'm in street clothes I'm gonna gripe like crazy! Nick
I think I've seen a few of these signs here in Minnesota, as well. I'm surprised to find out that they aren't just a regional service, but a Web search reveals that they have a Web site at http://www.1800gotjunk.com/ with locations in Phoenix, Minneapolis, and other locations mostly along the West Coast and in the Midwest. Luckily for some of you, they don't have locations in Texas or Colorado, although they have a location in Hartford, CT. It's just too bad they don't have a working "contact us" link.
They're firmly established in Portland, Oregon. The local franchisee has been posting hundreds of his signs monthly for well over a year.
He will often post his sign directly on top of a stickered Got Junk sign.
We called the owner of the company in Vancouver WA several months ago. He claimed it's not illegal/they never break laws/the signs are more important than laws/etc/etc. He got very angry and slammed the phone down.
The signs keep coming. The stickers keep going up.
It's such an ironic buisness. They want to pick up and clean out your old junk yet they insist on trashing the neighborhood.... Their signs don't usually last to long here. I've seen them hung in creative hard to get to places though.
Got Junk is headquartered in Vancouver BC which I visited recently. It's interesting to note that Got Junk doesn't put any signs up in their home city, but other haulers do. Of course these other companies could be shadowy fronts for the main company. Herbalife is famous for that and I wouldn't put it past these guys as well.
There's also another one called Trash Busters and a new one out of Seattle that I forget the name of. Both of these use signs, but far fewer of them here in my town.
A common thread between them all is the unusual shape of their coroplast signs. Unlike the 1.5:1.0 rectangle of Herbalife, these companies use a 3.0:1.0 extra wide sign. They also all post them much higher than Herbalife usually does. In Vancouver they're nailed up well over 12 feet high. I'm 6 foot and my pipe is 4 foot and I usually can't reach them without my stepladder. Of course that doesn't stop me! I've always got a stepladder and several other interesting de-signing tools in my van!