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.


Updated 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.

 Special Notices
 The Taylor Borough Council Work Session held on October 25th, 2016 at 7:30 PM has been recessed and will reconvene on November 1st, 2016 at 7:30 PM. The public is invited to attend.
 November 8th, 2016 Council Work Session has been cancelled.
 Badge of Honor “Ruthkosky’s Run” 5k/1k Run-walk. Race being held November 13,2016 At McDade Park registration is 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
5k Start 10 AM sharp
1k /Kids 1k start 11 AM


Please use caution on our roadways while crews are repairing the streets over the next few weeks, thank you.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners will hold the following Public Budget Hearings regarding the proposed 2017 Budget:Friday October 28: 9am: Taylor Borough Building, 122 Union Street Taylor

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

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