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.

Taylor Borough Yard Waste Pickup – Yard waste will be picked up starting April 16, 2018 and each Monday after that.

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 

Trash and Recycling Routes

2018 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE


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.

The Taylor Police Department has now partnered with CARFAX.

Click HERE to view the information

Fireworks display Application

(Click Here)

Special Notices & Meetings

The Lackawanna County Department of Economic Development will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Taylor Borough Building, 122 Union Street Taylor, PA regarding the Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Community Development Block Grant Program. It is anticipated that Lackawanna County on behalf of Taylor Borough will be allocated approximately $100,273.00 including of $18,049.00 in FFY 2018 CDBG Program Funds for projects.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Council will hold a public hearing on April 24, 2018 at 7:15 PM at the Borough Building, 122 Union Street, Taylor, Pa. 18517, for the purpose of taking testimony and receiving comments of interested parties concerning the request of AL&R, LLC to transfer Liquor License No. R-4480  and a LID No. 90936 from 1500 South Main Avenue, Taylor, Pennsylvania, in the Taylor Borough for operation in connection with its commercial operation, 527 North Main Street, Taylor, Pennsylvania.  A general meeting will be held at 7:30 PM at the Municipal Building to consider approval of the transfer and all other general business.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Council will hold a public meeting on April 24, 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 regulating the display of display fireworks of any kind within the borough limits of borough of Taylor and permits.

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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email