I'm working with our Sanitation Manager on updating our policies to meet SQF 8, and we came across 188.8.131.52, which states the following:
"The site shall dispose of unused pest control and empty containers in accordance with regulatory requirements and ensure that: I. Empty chemical containers are not reused; ii. Empty containers are labeled, isolated and securely stored while awaiting collection; and iii. Unused and obsolete chemicals are stored under secure conditions while waiting authorized disposal by an approved vendor."
Now, we've relied on the PCO to handle the disposal of any and all containers emptied during the course of a service visit, but because the standard now specifically states that the site shall handle, we're left with a host of questions regarding best practices to meet this.
Has anybody already put something in place to meet this requirement? I'd love to get some feedback.