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.

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.

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.

Recycling Schedule (Click)

Trash and Recycling Routes (Click)

Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule (Click)

2018 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE

2019 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE


An Important Message from PAWC

Pennsylvania American Water will begin routine flushing its water distribution system in your area Tuesday September 18th thru Friday October 12th from 7 p.m to 2 a.m to ensure that you continue to receive high-quality water service. Flushing also allows us to monitor and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, wait until it runs clear before using. This should typically take only a few minutes. For more information, and a map of the affected area log on to our website at www.pennsylvaniaamwater.com, and select Alert Notifications. Thank you.

Correction – Tax Collector Collection Days

Riverside School District Real Estate Tax bills have a typographical error. The Tax Collector hours are Mondays & Wednesdays, August 6:00 to 7:30 PM and September thru December 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

The Tax Collectors hours are not 5 days a week as indicated on the Riverside School Districts Tax bills.

The Taylor Police Department has now partnered with CARFAX.

Click HERE to view the information

On Wednesday September 12, 2018, Taylor Borough Council unanimously adopted Resolution #15 of 2018, supporting Marsy’s Law and further authorizing this Resolution to be forwarded to our Legislative representatives and such other elected officials and persons as are deemed appropriate. 

Marsy’s Law is a constitutional amendment supporting greater rights for victims of crime which passed unanimously through the 2018 Pennsylvania Legislature and will be considered one more time in the 2019 Legislative Year before being sent to the voters of Pennsylvania for final approval. 

Additional Informational Links Below …



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.


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