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.

2017 Recycling Schedule 

Trash and Recycling Routes

2017 Recycling Schedule and Trash / Recycling Routes Download (PDF) 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.

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

 Lackawanna County, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Notice of Public Hearings to obtain citizens views and comments on how Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 Pennsylvania (PA) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Entitlement Funds should be used. All interested citizens are invited to attend these Public Hearings to offer views and comments concerning the use of these funds, or the prior use of funds. Written views and comments should be sent directly to the Lackawanna County Department of Planning and Economic Development, 135 Jefferson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Scranton, PA 18503, prior to the Public Hearing in their municipality, if possible. 2017 CDBG Program funds: Taylor Borough FFY 2017 CDBG Program funds: Approximately $76,991.00 Public Hearing Details: 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Taylor Borough Building, 122 Union St., Taylor Municipality.

HEARING AND MEETING NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Council will hold a public hearing on April 12, 2017 at 7:15 PM in the Taylor Borough Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 122 Union Street, Taylor, Pennsylvania to Amend the Taylor Borough Zoning Ordinance to create (1) a C-2 COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL/CBA PROPERTY from a R-2 GENERAL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ALONG MIDDLE STREET, BEING THREE PARCELS OF LAND OF NOW OR FORMERLY JAMES J. GAUGHAN AND MICHAEL J. GAUGHAN, AND INCLUDING A PORTION OF AN UNNAMED ALLEY, AKA CHAMBERS COURT, CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 0.30 ACRES A public meeting of the Taylor Borough Council will commence on April 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM in Council Chambers at the above-listed location to conduct general business and to consider enacting the Ordinance. A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance and proposed Map 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 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
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