Sitting in the grocery store parking lot on Saturday, I saw two ugly-ass "cash for homes" signed tacked illegally to a utility pole. A few hours later (once it got dark), those signs were in the back of my truck and I was on the road to a new hobby.
Most of my efforts will be in the Milford, Orange and Stratford areas. But I've got friends and relatives in Middletown and East Hampton, so there could be some spur-of-the-moment grabs up there as well.
Last night, I tossed a Mega life sign from a pole near the Stratford train station onto the pile in the garage. What a total blast - hopped up an embankment, grabbed and tugged.
Apparently someone else is also working to clean Stratford because I've seen two plastic strips of what used to be 'work at home' signs that now read 'ork om' with a couple of random digits underneath.
A Google search turned up your excellent efforts, for which I congratulate you. Haven't made any of the tools yet (which a co-worker says look like prison weapons) but that's on the list for the weekend. Along with some signs.
#3. "RE: Cleaning Milford" In response to Reply # 0
Glad you found us. Welcome to the hunt.
As far as tools go, I am a strong proponent of the sharkey stick (i.e., heavy conduit pipe with bolt in one end.) I have used the same stick for several years now and it has served me well for several thousand signs.
#4. "RE: Cleaning Milford" In response to Reply # 0
Boy, will it be good to have someone in Milford; it's been a mess down there for a long time (not the fault of Milfordians (Milfordites?)...the spammers target high-traffic areas like US 1 so it's not easy to keep up.)
There was someone who cleaned up Woodmont Avenue a couple of years back when the Herbalife signs were a real plague. Unfortunately, the businesses around Woodmont Ave. have been putting up their own signs on phone poles. You may want to get City Hall to issue them a correction; that might save you some time.
Also, I'm not far from Middletown, so if your pal up there has an infestation, you or he can post it on the board and I'll try to take a run up there to help out. If I'm in Middletown and see signs I don't have time to grab, I'll advise on the board.
We don't have it as bad here in CT as the folks in places like Denver and Dallas do, but the more the merrier. You've discovered the immense satisfaction that comes from helping keep your town clean, so spread the word!
I bet it wouldn't take more than about 150 active sharks in this state to ensure that no sign stayed up more than a day. And trust me, that slows the spammers down; they rarely spam the shoreline where I shark more than twice.