Moffat CAN Carbon Neutral

Jim McEwan

Daily update: Preparations are well underway for when Moffat CAN joins the Moffat Producers' Market on Sunday 13th April! Our electric van is also now here! Emily will be out doing her rounds, as eco friendly as ever! For more information on both click here

 

Food Waste: Food waste collections have re-started as of 27/01/2014. Moffat CAN would also like to ask for your used coffee grounds, please click here for more information.

 

Furniture sales: Moffat CAN furniture sales is here! Visit us on Facebook for regular updates about our furniture refurb!

 


 

 

New Local Services!

 

 

 

The Moffat CAN Computer Re-Furb is now underway! Our highly skilled technicians can fix your computer/laptop, and if we can't, we won't charge! We also accept donations of old or broken computers/laptops. Click link for more information!

 

The CAN Car Club Moffat CAN Drive allows you access to car hire by the hour, at a moment's notice, and at other locations across the UK. No more repair, MoT,Tax,Insurance or Fuel Bills!

 

Moffat CAN Gardening service will tidy up your garden, keep your grass cut, or provide other general gardening and odd jobs. Gardening Services

 

CAN Cycle will repair and service your bicycles  Bike Repair

or hire you a bicycle, and provide recommended cycle routes. Bike Hire

 

Moffat CAN deliver your milk and other dairy products, to your doorstep in Moffat and Beattock, six days a week. We plan to add other foods in time.

CAN Deliver Milk Round

 

And the new services are all in addition to the old ones which continue:

 

The CAN Garden produces fresh vegetables, in season, which can be purchased from us at the site between 9-4, Mon-Fri.

 

CAN Refurnish Annan CAN Re Furnish will pick up any re-usable household goods you may need to dispose of, for re-sale at our furniture showroom in Annan - provding cheap goods for those on low incomes and creating jobs.

 

We also carry out smallscale removals - either individual items or full contents. Contact CAN for prices.

 

We offer electrical PAT-testing at very competitive prices, for homes and businesses to check the safety of their portable electrical appliances.

 

 

 

Moffat CAN:

Best Scottish Community Intiative!

Chris and Alis attended the Scottish Green Awards and were delighted to collect the award for Best Scottish Community Initiative!  This is tremendous news for the fantastic team that is behind CAN - we are all over the moon!

Here are Chris and Alis with host Jackie Bird on the night....



 

BIG Lottery funding for Moffat CAN!

Moffat CAN receives funding from the Big Lottery Fund that allows CAN to provide work experience and training for thos struggling to find work - 22 people each year for 3 years. The project is now in the second year and several permanent positions have been and will continue to be created through this project. People have always been at the heart of what we do, now with the Big Lottery Funding we can really help make a difference and provide much needed support in the coming years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Moffat CAN has expanded to Annan with a furniture and household goods re-use & repair service, funded by the Enterprise Growth Fund and LEADER.

The shop offers good quality, affordable, secondhand furniture, and free household uplift of good quality, re-usable household goods across Annandale. The shop is based in a large unit at the Silverlaw Industrial Estate off Prestonfield Rd the Annan Fire Station, and is open from 10-5pm Monday to Friday and 10-1pm Saturday.  Come along and see what we're all about!

If you wish to donate furniture, white goods, other household goods, garden or office furniture - providing it's in good condition - please phone Annan CAN on 01461 203281. House clearance and small moving service also available.  Repairs may be possible on certain items, please call to discuss.  For more info and news click here



New funding for CAN:

Moffat Youth CAN!

Funding from the new Scottish Junior Climate Challenge Fund means we can work closely with Moffat Academy and Moffat Uniformed Groups on projects that will reduce their carbon footprints.  We're thrilled with the news and really looking forward to working with our young people in the coming months.  Click here for the Moffat Youth CAN page


CAN Community CAR CLUB!

Moffat CAN is hoping to create a Community Car Club for Moffat.  The scheme would mean that people could use a car on a Pay as you Go scheme, so you could have access to a car without paying the full running costs of owning your own car (about £3500 per year).  The project would be in partnership with Car Plus, who are funded by the Scottish Government.  Such projects have been shown to be very successful in other parts of the country and we really feel that having access to a car in this way would be of great benefit to those living in a rural area like ours.  We are currently working on a business plan and the application for the project, so watch this space for news.  If successful, more funding would be applied for to extent the scheme to nearby towns.

 


Other News

Environment Champion of The Year 2011

Moffat CAN has been awarded 'Environment Champion of the Year' by D&G Life Magazine in their annual People of the Year Awards!  We're absolutely thrilled to have won - thank you so much to all those who nominated us and to all our supporters.  What a wonderful end to a wonderfully exciting year!

 

New Project - Food Waste Collections

The average Scottish home wastes £430 of food every year!

Moffat CAN has just started a food waste collection service in Moffat.  Food Waste forms a large part of the rubbish we throw away.  Here at Moffat CAN we put it to good use.  We have a 'Rocket In-Vessel Composter' which takes all the food and helps us make it into beautiful rich compost in just a few weeks.  The composter can even take cooked food, meat and small bones.

We supply you with a kitchen caddy and your first supply of corn starch liners.  You can then put your caddy out twice a week and will take the food waste away and recycle it for you.  By doing twice weekly collection your food waste is not sitting around for too long.  Collections are carried out by our newest employee Malcolm, on his customised trike.