Midleton Meadow County Cork


The Environment Directorate monitors, analyses and reports on air, water, wastewater and waste management services 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 directorates.

Our mission is to promote and protect a high-quality natural environment, protect human health, secure the integration of environmental considerations into economic and sectoral policies and to promote best practice in the use of environmentally sustainable energy.

The wide range of Environmental and Veterinary services includes:

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 and animal welfare
Solid Fuel Inspections
Pollution complaints
Access to Information on Environment (AIE) requests

Environment News

01 Sep 2023

Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly (DUMP) Campaign

The ‘Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly’ (DUMP) campaign is a free collection service available in pharmacies throughout Cork & Kerry for the safe disposal of unused or out of date, prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Environment Public Notices

27 Sep 2023

Youghal Civic Amenity Site Closure

Please be advised that the Raffeen and Youghal Civic Amenity Site is currently closed due to a power outage.

Cork County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

24 Aug 2023

Lifting the Prior Warning Notices from Cork Beaches August 24th 2023

Bathing Water Samples taken Tuesday 22/08/2023 were fully compliant, therefore, we are advising to lift the Prior Warning Notices from the following beaches with immediate effect: Barleycove; Cadogan’s Strand; Youghal Front Strand; Garryvoe; Coolmaine; Garretstown; Oysterhaven; Warren; Red Strand; Tragumna; Ballynamona; Fountainstown; Rocky Bay”.