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

23 Sep 2022

Funding Announced for 18 Anti-Dumping Projects in County Cork

Cork County Council has been successful in securing funding of €108,000 under the Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authority (WERLA) Anti-Dumping Initiative 2022.  The funding will support 18 diverse projects that aim to tackle illegal dumping in Cork County.

Municipal Districts Operations & Rural Development
15 Jun 2022

Help Keep Cork County Clean this Summer

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan is asking people to “be sound” and leave no trace when enjoying the outdoors this summer. Cork County Council has launched an anti-litter campaign to encourage people to dispose of their rubbish responsibly and help keep Cork County clean. 
31 May 2022

A Record 26 Flags Awarded Cork County Beaches

Cork County beaches have been awarded a total of 26 flags by An Taisce at the National Awards for 2022. In all, 11 Blue Flags and 15 Green Coast Flags were won, for beaches that achieve consistently excellent water quality as well as meeting beach infrastructure standards. 

Environment Public Notices

21 Sep 2022

Hedge-cutting Reminder to Landowners

Cork County Council wishes to remind landowners, under the terms of the Roads Act 1993, that it is their responsibility to carry out any necessary tree or hedge cutting where their lands abut the public road.