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.


Taylor Borough Civil Service Commission will conduct a meeting on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. in the Taylor Municipal Building, 122 Union St., Taylor, PA 18517 for general purposes. The Public is invited to attend.

James Petrunich, Secretary

Recycling containers are now available to Taylor Borough residents, please click this article to access the full notice and application, thank you.

Reminder – Please keep recycling separated, Cans, Glass & Plastic one week, Paper & Cardboard the other(See our schedule for items and weeks here). Do not place other items in with your recycling. Please rinse out cans, glass and plastic containers and leave the tops off them. Read Article Here

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.

Taylor Borough Yard Waste Pickup – Yard waste will be picked up each Monday. Yard & leaf waste should not be out for collection any sooner than 5:00 P.M. on the day before the scheduled collection day. The use of plastic bags is prohibited for the collection of all yard waste. Yard waste must be kept in separate containers and not mixed into containers with recycling or garbage.

Recycling Schedule (Click)

Recycling – Do’s & Don’t (Click)

Trash and Recycling Routes(Click)

Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule (Click)

2019 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE

2020 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE


NOTICE Police Pension Ordinance

NOTICE is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Council will hold a public meeting on December 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Taylor Borough Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 122 Union Street, Taylor, Pennsylvania to conduct general business and to vote on enacting AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF TAYLOR, LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING THE ORDINANCE ENTITLED TAYLOR BOROUGH POLICE EMPLOYEES PENSION FUND, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019 IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THAT: Normal Retirement Date; Service Increment Benefit; Adjustment for Former Employees; Disability Retirement; Effective Date; Remaining Plan Provisions

A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined or a copy may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof in the Managers Office at the above-referenced Municipal Building, during any business day between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM.

2020 Tentative Taylor Borough Budget

The tentative Taylor Borough 2020 budget can be reviewed at the Municipal Building at 122 Union Street or the Taylor Public Library at 710 South Main Street. You can also download a copy by clicking HERE.


April 2019, 218 Pages, 11.33MB File Size


PennDot – Sheetz Response Letter – Approval


8-14-2019, 3 Pages, 22K File Size

Honors Banner Program


This program was created to pay tribute to the brave men and women of Taylor Borough who are serving, have served, or have given the ultimate sacrifice of life to our country serving in the military. The Honors banner will be displayed for 2 years from May thru November.

Taylor Borough Council would like to announce that The Taylor Honors Banner program was created to serve as a tribute to Taylor residents who are serving or are Veterans who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. Each Banner will be 30” x 60” and will Honor military personnel by displaying their picture and their branch of service. Each Banner will cost $189.00 which will cover the production and the installation of the Banner. Banners will be displayed on utility poles throughout Taylor Borough for a 2 year period, May through November. At the end of the two year period, Banners will be removed and given to the service person or family member/sponsor.

Employment Opportunities

Legal Notice

The 2020 Proposed Annual Budget for Taylor Borough is available for public inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. at the Municipal Building, 122 Union Street, Taylor, PA 18517

Kristi A. Evans

Borough Secretary

The Taylor Police Department has now partnered with CARFAX.

Click HERE to view the information

Need a POTHOLE FIXED on a Taylor Borough Road?

Call William Dixon, Taylor Borough DPW Director at (570) 562-1413 or Email him at bdixon@taylorborough.com. Be sure to have the following information available:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your Contact Phone Number
  3. Street Address or Name of Street or Closest Intersection



Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623). Be sure to have the following information available:

  1. Name of the County
  2. Name of the Township / Borough
  3. Name of the road.
  4. Closest intersection

Taylor Borough has partnered with Recycle Coach to aid residents with our recycling program, for your specific address. You can access your schedule, events, and accepted recyclable materials, set alerts and reminders so you never miss your recycling day and receive instant updates on recycling events.

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