The province’s proposed increase to the minimum wage could impact landfill services in Algonquin Highlands.

The township currently pays just over $153,000 to a contactor to staff the landfills.

According to a report presented to council, the contractor is asking for a three per cent increase on a new deal, as well as an increase based on the minimum wage jumping to $14 an hour by January 1st.

According to the report, the total increase means the township would have to pay more than $31,000 a year on a new deal.

Mayor Carol Moffatt says council wants to extend the current contract until March 31st.

If the minimum wage were to not go up, the increase to the township would be under $5,000.