IMAG0541This 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.


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.


Effective June 1st, 2015, Taylor Borough will be picking up recycling in the The first week starting on June 1, 2015, DPW will collect commingled recyclables which consists of Plastic Bottles, Jars, Tubs & Tops; Glass Bottles & Jars, Aluminum & Steel (Tin) Cans.
The second week starting June 8, 2015, DPW will collect Newspapers, Catalogs, Office / Computer Paper, Phone Books, Envelopes & Unwanted Mail, Magazines, Cardboard (Shipping Boxes), Cereal Boxes, Cracker Boxes & Paper Towel Rolls.
In Order to Clarify Taylor Borough’s Recycling Program Schedule please review this Notice:
• Your day of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) that you normally put your recycling out for collection has NOT changed.
• The schedule that had previously been distributed to the public included dates that refer to each weekly collection period and shows what the collectible item is scheduled for that weeks collection. Again your normal collection day of the week has not changed.
• In order to be more efficient, we are alternating weekly what recyclable is being collected, commingled (Cans, Glass, Plastic) for that week and paper products (Newsprint, Magazines, Junk Mail, Cardboard) the next alternate week

Week of July 27, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of August 3, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of August 10, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of August 17, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of August 24, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of August 31, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of September 7, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of September 14, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of September 21, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of September 28, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of October 5, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of October 12, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of October 19, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of October 26 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of November 2, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of November 9, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of November 16, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of November 23, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of November 30, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of December 7, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of December 14, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics
Week of December 21, 2015 Paper, Cardboard
Week of December 28, 2015 Cans, Glass, Plastics



Lackawanna County Updates

Commissioners Announce Healthy Lackawanna Program

Gypsy Moth Suppression Public Meeting Scheduled

Farmers Market Vouchers Available

 Reminder to all Borough Residents, with the weather getting nicer

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.

  1. Any resident using a fire pit within the Borough shall be constructed and operated in a safe manner, and shall not be located closer than twenty (20) feet to any building, structure or property line.The fuel area of fire pit is limited to 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height.
  2. Only clean seasoned firewood or charcoal may be burned. No burning of trash leaves, brush, and pressure treated wood or painted wood is permitted.
  3. All openings in the container or fire pit must be covered with wire mesh or other non-combustible screening materials that will prevent the passage of sparks or embers.
  4. All fires shall be constantly attended by at least one (1) adult person until they are completely extinguished. A minimum of one portable fire extinguisher with a m minimum 4-A rating or other approved on-site fire extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel’s., water bucket or garden hose shall be available for immediate utilization.
  5. No such fire or container may be used on any porch, deck, balcony or other portion of a building.
  6. Fires are not permitted during adverse wind and weather conditions.
  7. Fires shall not be permitted to smolder.
  8. All open fires as set forth herein shall be extinguished no later than 11:00 P.M.
  9.  Any fire permitted to burn in an unsafe manner under adverse weather conditions, unsupervised, determined unsafe by the Fire Chief or Police Officers(s), or in violation of any provision of this Ordinance, shall be extinguished immediately upon demand by such official
  10.  Permit Requirements: Except for portable grills/barbeques (which require no permit), before a property owner may allow a fire pit to be constructed on its property, pursuant to this Ordinance, the property owner shall obtain from the Borough Code Enforcement Officer, at a cost of $5.00(Five-Dollars), a Fire Pit Permit generally authorizing the use of the proposed fire pit at the proposed location on the property. In the event there is a question as to the safety of the operation or construction of any grill or fire pit within the Borough, the Fire Chief or Officer of one of the local fire departments shall be consulted to inspect said structure.

 Street and Roadway Repair

Due to the very harsh winter we all suffered through, Taylor Borough DPW will be doing much needed road repairs over the Spring and Summer months. 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.

 Contact Inform

  This information is received and reviewed by our Borough Manager. Your question or comment will then be forwarded to the appropriate department.

Taylor Borough
122 Union Street
Taylor PA 18517
(570) 562-1400 Phone
(570) 562-1415 Fax


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