Covid- 19 Service Delivery UpdateCovid- 19 Service Update

More than 120 Council services, including Environment services can be accessed online at Queries will continue to be taken by telephone, post and email, please see below link for a list of contact details.


Cork County Council will continue to deliver a wide range of environmental and veterinary services including:

  • Environmental Licensing
  • Environmental Awareness & Community Programmes
  • Monitoring and Enforcement
  • Civic Amenity Sites and Bring Banks* 
  • Litter wardens and Waste Enforcement 
  • Veterinary Inspections 
  • Dog Warden service, animal welfare  
  • Solid Fuel Inspections 
  • Pollution complaints
  • Access to Information on Environment (AIE) requests

For a comprehensive list of contact details for use during the Covid-19 emergency please see the information below:

Cork County Council Environmental Services during COVID-19 - Information for the General Public.

Enquiries, Reporting and Making a Pollution Complaint:

You can also make a range of environmental enquiries and reports via

*Civic Amenity (CA) Sites continue to accept the full range of waste materials.

Occasional Closures: Occasionally some civic amenity sites may need to close for operational reasons - Please click here to check latest updates in our Public Notice section. 

Cork County Council will have additional staff on site to control traffic and ensure social distancing is maintained.  This may result in delays at peak times.  Opening times, charges and services available at each site can be found at the following link: Waste & Recyling.

The following conditions will continue to apply:

  • Black bag waste for disposal should have the bag tied securely and then placed into a second bag and tied before arrival at the Civic Amenity  Site.
  • Only one person per vehicle can enter the site.
  • All customers must place the waste into the receptacles themselves.  Civic Amenity Site operatives will not be able to assist.
  • An entry fee will apply for all CA site visits
  • Fees for waste materials will be as displayed at each site and can be viewed at Cork County Council Civic Amenity Sites.
  • Physical distancing of a minimum 2m must be observed by all customers.
  • Contactless payment facilities are now available at all Civic Amenity Sites. We would like to encourage all our Customers to use this facility for their own safety and staff safety during Covid 19 Pandemic.

*In the interest of staying safe and protecting the environment householders are encouraged to compost green garden waste. For tips and guidance go to


The Environment Department monitors, analyses and reports on the quality of air, water and waste water in County Cork, in accordance with EU and national legislation.

It also provides information on environmental matters to the public and to other County Council departments. The overall purpose of the Department is "protecting and enhancing our environment for present and future generations."

Send an enquiry to the Environment Department



Contact Us

Environment Directorate, Inniscarra, Co. Cork