Welcome to the Borough of Taylor

This is the official website of the Borough of Taylor. Taylor is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, four miles southwest of Scranton on the Lackawanna River. The history of Taylor Borough is an interesting journey. It was founded in 1790 by Cornelius Atherton. Silk manufacturing and coal mining were once practiced in the borough. It is our intention at TaylorBorough.com to provide it’s visitors with an informative recap of our community. Taylor Borough has been a unique place to live and work. We hope that the information on this website will be useful and informational.


Recycling Schedule

Please note that recycling can be placed in open containers other than the traditional recycling cans. Capacity should be 35 gallons or less, color doesn’t matter.

Recycling Schedule


Street and Roadway Repair

Residents are encouraged to contact the Borough to report any severe problems such as Large Potholes, Open Holes, Non-Functioning Storm Sewer Catch Basins, Severe Depressions and so on.

Lackawanna County Holiday Events

Light Up The Globe, Dec. 2

Holiday Marketplace, Dec. 2-4

Santa Train, Dec. 3

It’s A Wonderful Life, Dec. 6

Stuff the Bus, Dec. 7

Reminder to all Borough Residents

Taylor Borough has adopted a new Burn Ordinance to regulate and prohibit the burning, ignition and combustion of rubbish, garbage and other materials within the Borough of Taylor, and to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of its residents.

Click this link for the Fire Pit Application

 Notice of Public Hearing & Meeting

 Taylor Borough Council will hold a Public Hearing on December 5th, 2016 at 7:00 PM followed by a Public Meeting at 7:30 PM. Purpose of the hearing and meeting are for Public input under the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance Act (LERTA Statute), for a property comprising approximately 25.43 acres located on Oak Street, PIN No. 16607-030-001 and further repeal Ordinance No. 107 of 1980 & Ordinance No. 126 of 1982. Taylor Borough Council will consider enactment of the Ordinance, of which this notice is a summary. Hearing & Meeting to be held at the Taylor Municipal Building, 122 Union Street, Taylor, PA 18517.
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