RANT – 1-800-Got Junk sign spamming telephone poles

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    Kevin
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    Has anyone else had their neighborhood spammed by 1-800-Got Junk signs? I placed a call to their call center Tuesday night and they said they would contact the local franchisee, and then get back to me.

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    They have nailed up not one, but TWO signs on just about every other phone pole on SW 100th Street between 35th Ave SW and 45th Ave SW.

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    What a way to “trash” a neighborhood, not to mention their own reputation. I’ll post an update later if their local office does call me back as promised.

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    I don’t think the practice of posting signs on phone poles is legal, but even if so it is very tacky.

    #690508

    odroku
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    I took a bunch down near our house. They are incredibly trashy-looking. They ought to be fined.

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    wsgolfer
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    Just noticed these on 49th as well. Extremely unsightly!

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    KBear
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    When they trash your neighborhood like that, it kinda makes you wonder what they do with the “junk” they supposedly haul away.

    #690511

    anonyme
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    These are indeed unsightly and the practice of nailing them up everywhere in residential neighborhoods is obnoxious. Maybe if all of us who read this email them with a complaint and a promise NOT to use their service, they will stop.

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    loodale
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    http://seattle.gov/transportation/posteringrules.htm

    Here’s an interesting link…corporate advertisements really go against the spirit of this legislation, but it seems that it might be legal, even if it’s obnoxious.

    #690513

    mamatimes3
    Member

    The signs went up in front of our home on Fauntleroy two weeks ago and I promptly took them down. I think that advertising a business is certainly against the intent if not the letter of this law. If this was a local company, I would suggest that we should gather up the signs and staple them to the telephone poles in front of the home of the owner of the company and see how they feel about it. DOR records show an address on Pike Street (likely the local franchise–wonder if they put them up in front of their office there as well–guessing NOT) but the corporate address is in Vancouver, Canada. Do you think the mounties would stop us at the border if the purpose of our visit was to plaster these junky signs on street poles?

    We may all live on a busy street, but these signs are a blight, plain and simple.

    Kevin, has anyone called you back yet? If not, I’ll place a call as well.

    #690514

    Kevin
    Participant

    CONCLUSION – According to the 1-800-GOT-JUNK corporate office in BC, the phone number for the local Seattle franchise holder is 206-748-9148.

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    The Seattle franchise owner is an individual named Nicolas Wood and there is also a sales person named Dale Bird.

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    Tuesday (3/23) I managed to talk to Dale Bird who was both apologetic and a little defensive about the posting of the signs.

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    Mr. Bird told me that he has repeatedly told his crews NOT to post signs in West Seattle, but in the same sentence told me that West Seattle is one of their better neighborhoods for doing business in. Sounds like they have had previous complaints from folks in West Seattle.

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    The word from their corporate office must have filtered down to the local office as all of the signs on 100th were removed a day or so ago.

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