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The Environment Directorate is responsible for the delivery of the following services: Water,  Drainage, Waste Management and Waste Operations.  Our approach to care for the Environment is based on the principle of sustainable development i.e. “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Cork City Council, in its role as a provider of services such as waste collection, recycling facilities, water and drainage can undertake measures to protect the environment we live in, nevertheless there is a duty on everybody to make their contribution in the area of environmental care.


The Water Services Section of the Environment Directorate provides for the monitoring, treatment and distribution of a continous and sufficient supply of pure drinking water in a sustainable manner for all domestic, commercial and industrial consumers and provides and maintains, in a sustainable manner, a drainage collection and treatment systems to meet the needs of the city.  The Section is also responsible for the management and operation of Capital Projects under the Water Services Investment Programme. More information >>

  • The Drainage Section is concerned with the collection, transport and treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater from houses, commercial premises, factories, hospitals, schools etc. in the City
  • It achieves this through a network of sewers, culverts and tunnels extending over 500km, through most streets and lanes in the City, 18 pumpstations and a large biological treatment plant.
  • On average 100,000 cubic metres of wastewater is treated each day.
  • In addition surface water is collected from premises and roads and conveyed by sewers and culverts to rivers and streams in and around the City.  More information >>

The principal activities of the Waste Operations Section are:

  • Street Cleaning
  • Litter Control


Cork City Council has transferred its waste collection service for both domestic and non domestic customers to Country Clean Recycling, The Mill, Castletownroche, Mallow Co. Cork with effect from Monday 15th August 2011.  There is no immediate changes to waste collection and you should continue to present your waste as normal

Enquiries concerning any aspect of waste collection services should be made to Country Clean Recycling at 022 46848 or to


Tramore Valley Park Masterplan

Cork City Council launched the Tramore Valley Park Masterplan with a Family Fun Day on August the 25th 2012.

Contact Us

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding public holidays

Telephone Numbers:

Water Services:

Drinking Water & Waste Water Service Requests - 24 Hours 

Contact: (1890) 278278

Irish Water

Flooding Management & Surface Water Queries (021) 4924514

Blocked Road Gullies – Roads (021) 4924758

Cork City Council – Switchboard (021) 4924000 or (021) 4966222

Waste Management:
Landfill Site/Pollution (021) 492 4299 / 492 4533 Fax: (021) 492 4426

Waste Operations:
Litter and Dumping (021) 492 4299 Fax: (021) 492 4426

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