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.

The 811 Process for Homeowners

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Taylor Borough passes New Firework Laws

Taylor Borough has adopted Ordinance No. 1 of 2017 on April 12th, 2017, regulating the display of any Fireworks of any kind, within the Borough limits of the Borough of Taylor, to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of its residents.

Click this link for the Ordinance & Application

Special Notices & Meetings

(5/24/2017) Taylor Borough Residents: There will be a no fee TV and Computer Monitor recycling collection available from June 12th through June 26th, 2017. Only municipal trucks will be afforded the no fee privilege. TVs and Monitors must not be dissembled. For example: all cords must remain on; if encased in a console, the entire unit must be presented intact. Provisions have been made with the Recycling Center for One TV/Monitor per household. Please call between Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM till 4:00 PM, (570)562-1400 to coordinate a pickup at your location or to drop off the item at the DPW garage.

 TAYLOR, PA – April 18, 2017 – “Spring Into Action” is the local launch to a major Community Policing platform in many local communities. The Taylor Police Department, in conjunction with other law enforcement, is proud to announce the launch of “Spring Into Action,” a community policing campaign. The launch comes after the donation of twelve (12) brand new 2017 Police Bicycles from Toyota of Scranton on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. The bikes were presented to Blakely, Old Forge, Taylor, Carbondale and the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Office.

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