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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

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


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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Waste Operations

  • Street Cleaning
  • Litter Control



Parks and Cemeteries Services are responsible for the management and maintenance of public parks, public open spaces, play areas, amenity walks, sport pitches, municipal golf course and the four Council owned cemeteries.  

Parks and Cemeteries

In total the Section manages approximately 1,500 acres of Parks, Walkways and open space throughout the City.

The four cemeteries provide a quality and caring burial service for bereaved families.  The individual cemeteries are maintained to a high standard.


Floral Bedding

The Parks Department annually carries out planting and floral bedding across the City.


In line with Cork City Council’s Biodiversity Plan, the importance of nature in the city is being actively prioritised and advanced through the following:

  • creating wild-flower/nature areas in parks and open spaces,
  • selection of suitable species of trees/shrubs to encourage wildlife,
  • sensitive management of river embankments,
  • minimising use of herbicides and pesticides.


Department staff work closely with local community and resident groups in encouraging and supporting enhancement of local neighbourhoods.


The City Council has an Arborist Crew for pruning trees. For those wishing to make a request to have tree works in public space pruned etc. 

email or phone 021-4924731/4333.

After initial inspection, the Council prioritises tree works according to priority.