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.


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



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING & ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE To: James J. Gaughan and Michael J. Gaughan, and generally to all persons owning lots on the Delaware Lackawanna & Western RR Co. Plot No.1 Lands at Taylorville recorded in Map Book 1 Pages 56 and 57 Taylor Borough, Pennsylvania. Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Taylor will hold a Public Hearing on September 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers, Taylor Borough Municipal Building, 122 Union Street, Taylor, PA 18517, and will consider enactment of an ordinance, of which this notice is a summary and any other general business, at 7:30 PM at a special meeting of the Borough Council at the above address. The purpose of the hearing is to hear testimony and discuss a “Petition to Vacate” of James J Gaughan and Michael J. Gaughan, requesting the vacation of a portion of Chambers Court between Union Street and Middle Street, Taylor, Pennsylvania. A copy of the Petition and the full text of the proposed Ordinance to vacate the portion of the street/court may be examined at no charge in the Taylor Borough Managers Office at the above referenced Municipal Building during any business day between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM or a copy may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof.

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

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


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXAMINATION AND NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT Examination Notice Taylor Borough Civil Service Commission Position of Police Officer Notice is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Civil Service Commission will be conducting examinations for the position of Full Time Police Officer in order to create an eligibility list. The purpose of the examination is to develop an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer, in the event of appointment Veterans will be given preference in accordance with law. Applications are available to apply for the position of Police Officer at the Taylor Municipal Building, 122 Union St., Taylor, PA 18517. The Taylor Municipal Building is open between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Call (570) 562-1400 if you have any questions. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE TAYLOR BOROUGH SECRETARY’S OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS BY Tuesday September 3, 2019. A written examination will be held on September 21, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. at Riverside Jr/Sr High School, 300 Davis Street Taylor, PA 18517. Other mandatory components of the test are an oral examination, a background check, a fitness test, a medical examination and a psychological examination. A complete copy of the BOROUGH’s hiring policy, as set forth in its Civil Service Rules, is available for inspection during regular business hours at 122 Union St., Taylor, PA 18517. All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable fee of $60.00 upon submission of a completed application. Checks or Money Orders made payable to “The Borough of Taylor” are the only acceptable form of payment. Any incomplete applications or checks with insufficient funds will be rejected. To be eligible for participation in any examination, an applicant must have reached his or her twenty-first (21st) birthday before the deadline for submitting a completed application. Applicants must be Act 120 certified, or able to obtain Act 120 certification prior to appointment and providing verification to the Borough at the time of a conditional offer of employment, possess a high school diploma or GED completion, with a copy of the diploma or GED attached to the candidates application, valid driver’s license in good standing, with a copy attached to the candidates application. Placement on list certified by Commission does not guarantee an appointment as a Police Officer. Appointment is at the discretion of the appointing authority in accordance with law. The applicant must be a United States citizen, evidenced by a copy of a Birth Certificate or Naturalization Papers, with a copy attached to the candidates application, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a police officer, and must possess a valid Pennsylvania drivers license prior to appointment. Oral examinations will be conducted at a time to be arranged and scheduled by appointment for those passing the written exam. The Fitness exam will be conducted at a time to be arranged and scheduled for those candidates who passed both the Written and Oral interview. The Borough of Taylor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the Borough’s policy to grant equal employment opportunity and promotion to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status or non-job related physical or mental handicap or disability (ADA). James Petrunich, Secretary

Appeared in: Scranton Times on Thursday, 08/15/2019

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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Employment Opportunities

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