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.


Pennsylvania American Water (PAWC) will be replacing portions of the water main on Porter Street, between Loomis Avenue & Rundle Street starting on October 29, 2018. Once those repairs are completed PAWC will then move to West Taylor Street, between South Washington Street to Jefferson Street. Please be cautious when in these areas, thank you.

Correction – Tax Collector Collection Days

Riverside School District Real Estate Tax bills have a typographical error. The Tax Collector hours are Mondays & Wednesdays, August 6:00 to 7:30 PM and September thru December 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

The Tax Collectors hours are not 5 days a week as indicated on the Riverside School Districts Tax bills.

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)

Trash and Recycling Routes (Click)

Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule (Click)

2018 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE

2019 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE


NOTICE is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Council will hold a public meeting on November 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Taylor Borough Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 122 Union Street, Taylor, Pennsylvania to conduct general business and to vote on enacting a Ordinance, of which this notice is a summary, an ordinance of the Borough of Taylor pursuant to act 98 of 1992 as amended , providing that in certain fire losses the insurance company, association or exchange shall transfer insurance proceeds to a designated officer of the municipality as a portion of the insurance proceeds to be held as security against the total cost of removing, repairing, or securing the damaged building, municipal claims, providing for fees, providing for penalties for violation and setting forth procedures and requirements pertaining to such insurance proceeds.

A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined in the Manager’s Office at the above-referenced Municipal Building, during any business day between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM at no charge, or a copy may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost of reproduction thereof.

Public notice is hereby given that the Borough of Taylor, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania will be submitting a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP) to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP). The PRP describes proposed measures to be taken to reduce sediment pollution to St. Johns Creek, Lackawanna River, the Susquehanna River and nutrient and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay. The PRP is a requirement of the Borough’s MS4 permit. The public is invited to review the PRP and provide written comments. A 30-day comment and review period will be in effect from October 24, 2018 through November 22, 2018. Copies of the PRP are available for public review between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday at the Taylor Borough Municipal Building, 122 Union Street, Taylor, PA 18517. Interested parties should submit written comments at this location. Public comments regarding the PRP will also be accepted at the Borough’s Council Meeting to be held at 7:30 P.M. on November 14, 2018 at the Taylor Borough Municipal Building. BY: Daniel P. Zeleniak Borough Manager

The Taylor Police Department has now partnered with CARFAX.

Click HERE to view the information

Closed November 22, 2018.

Happy Thanksgiving!


The last day for Yard Waste pickup will be November 19, 2018. The recycling schedule can be viewed at ( http://taylorborough.com/information/recycling-calendar/ ), thank you.

Honors Banner Program


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.


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