Despite , an equipment failure at the is likely to increase odor blowing into Trenton.
There is no risk to residents' safety, according to the City of Trenton website.
Two generators used to burn off methane gas suffered catastrophic malfunctions Friday and are no longer functioning.
Trenton officials said it could take 30 days or more to fix or replace the necessary equipment.
Residents might notice an increase in methane gas odor, which is a byproduct of processing garbage at the landfill.
Wayne County officials have been notified and are monitoring the issue according to City Administrator Jim Wagner at a Trenton City Council study session Monday night.
In the mean time
Riverview Mayor Tim Durand told Trenton officials the landfill will be using temporary turbine engines to burn off excess methane gas at the study session.
"We'll have two turbines burning off the entire methane until we can get the (existing) turbines back in operation, which will probably be in about four to six months," Durand said.
Durand added Riverview wants to continue to be good neighbors to Trenton.
"The directive of the landfill is to not cause problems," Durand said.
Complaints should be directed to the Riverview Land Preserve at 734-281-4263.
Look for updates on this developing story on Trenton Patch.