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.

Primary Election

Reminder to all residents that Tuesday May 21, 2019 is Election day. Do your civic duty and please get out and vote.

Trash pickup for the week of the 27th, 2019 (Memorial Day Week) will be picked up 1 day later than normally. Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday and Wednesday on Thursday.

Lackawanna County Recycling Center Crackdown

SCRANTON, Pa. — The Lackawanna County Recycling Center ends up sending dumpsters full of plastics and paper to a landfill.

WNEP Article here

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


Taylor Council, Mayor and Staff wish all residents a safe Memorial Day.

Taylor Borough Administrative Offices, Taylor Community Center and DPW will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th, 2019.

Yard Waste and Recycling pickup will be delayed by one day borough wide for the week of May 27th through May 31st.

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.

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.

The Taylor Police Department has now partnered with CARFAX.

Click HERE to view the information


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

Notice for Bid

The Development Authority of the Borough of Taylor is accepting sealed bids until to 1:00 P.M. on June 3, 2019 at the Manager’s Office, 122 Union Street, Taylor PA 18517 with a bid opening at such time in Council Chambers for one  lot : PARCEL 1 LOT 3 OF A SUBDIVISION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE BOROUGH OF TAYLOR RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS OF LACKAWANNA COUNTY IN MAP BOOK 6AM PAGE 9149 INSTRUMENT NUMBER   201717467.Potential bidders must bid on the Lots subject to the Bid Specifications on file with the Borough.

Daniel P. Zeleniak, Chairman
The Development Authority of the Borough of Taylor

May 8, 2019 – Proclamation honoring Dr. Scott Rieder, Theresa Balkunas, Terence Wallace and Mary McGrail.

Click Here to view Article.

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.

(Click the image below)

Employment Opportunities

Print Friendly, PDF & Email