Thanks to the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, Algonquin Highlands’ landfill bill will increase.

Council and the company servicing the landfill agreed to extend the contract until March 31st of 2018 so the township could finalize next year’s budget.

The act passed the final reading in Queen’s Park on November 27th, which means the minimum wage goes from $11.60 to $14.00 an hour on January 1st.

The extra cost to Algonquin Highlands will be $2,564.64 for the first three months of next year.

The township and landfill contractor will look into an extension in the new year.