A number of people have been found dumping rubbish at Glenamoy Lawn and Árd Bhaile apartments on the northside of the city.
Rubbish is being dumped in the courtyard to the rear of the complexes off of Old Youghal Road in Mayfield.
Worker’s Party Councillor Ted Tynan has filed a motion with the City Council on the illegal dumping following complaints from people in the area.
The Cork City North-East Councillor expressed concern over the “irresponsible behaviour by a small minority” which he said shows total disrespect and contempt for their neighbours.
He said that the presence of domestic waste has resulted in an infestation of rats in the area and is causing a major health hazard for residents, particularly children.
The courtyard was created by Cork City Council about 20 years ago as “a safe haven for children to play in a safe environment”.
The amenity was planted with trees and shrubs, but is now overgrown which gives cover for the illegal dumping of domestic waste.
Cllr Tynan said he is calling on the City Council to “clean up the courtyard and immediately remove the illegally dumped rubbish” in order to make the area safe for both adults and children again.
“In addition, I call on the Council to hold to account those small numbers of residents who are illegally disposing of domestic waste in this way,” he said.