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The Environment & Recreation Directorate is responsible for the protection of the environment in a sustainable way which meets the needs of existing and future citizens.

The Directorate through the provision of its various services undertakes measures to protect and enhance the environment in which we live, however, it is only with the help of all citizens taking personal responsibility for environmental care that our goals can be achieved.

The Directorate has responsibility for the provision of the following services:

1) Waste Management: Through the promotion of reduction, recycling and responsible disposal of waste.
2) Litter Management: Through both enforcement and education / information programmes.
3) Street Cleaning: Through the provision of a 7 day a week street cleaning programme.
4) Water Services: Through the provision, on behalf of Irish Water, of clean potable water for domestic and commercial purposes.
5) Waste Water Services: Through the collection, transport and treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater on behalf of Irish Water.
6) Recreational Services: Through the provision playgrounds, pitches, golf course and the provision of recreation/leisure centres, and multi user games areas.
7) Burial Grounds: Through the provision of good quality, well maintained burial facilities.

 

Contact Us

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

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Telephone Numbers:

        Water Services: 

        Since 1 January 2014, responsibility for public water supplies has transferred from local authorities to Irish Water, the new national water services authority. Cork City Council operates public water supplies on behalf of Irish Water.

 

        Drinking Water & Waste Water Service Requests - 24 Hours 

        Faults Water Supply and Waste Water       1850 278278

        Domestic Billing Queries                           1850 448448

        Commercial Water Queries                       1850 778778 

        Irish Water https://www.water.ie/help-centre/contact-us/

 

Flooding Management & Surface Water Queries (021) 4924514

Blocked Road Gullies – Roads Directorate          (021) 4924758


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

Waste Operations:
Litter and Dumping (021) 492 4299 

ckc-typewriter-icon-58w.jpg‌ Environment Department, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.

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General Information
Our Services

Water Services

News / Customer Information

Waste Operations

  • Street Cleaning
  • Litter Control

Burning of Waste

The burning of waste is illegal.

This includes the burning of waste in;

-          A barrel or exposed heap in a yard or garden

-          A purchased ready-made home incinerator

-          Burning commercial waste on a business premises of farmyard

-          Burning waste on a building site

Burning waste is not only a nuisance to neighbours it can release many harmful chemicals into the air. Such practices lead to the release of toxic dioxins which are a hazard for peoples’ health and the environment. Many people may believe that they are doing the right thing in reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and saving money but in fact they are both causing long term environmental pollution and causing possible damage to their health and that of their children and neighbours.

The Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009 prohibits the burning of waste within the cartilage of a dwelling.

Failure to comply with these regulations is an offence and fines of up to €3,000 may be imposed.

Making a complaint

You can report any suspected cases of burning of waste to The Waste Enforcement Section on 021-4924739