Looking for some advice on waste containers. I joined my company about 6 months ago and recently uncovered an "interesting" practice regarding waste containers. The company recycles empty packaging containers to capture waste and recyclables. The boxes are labeled and only used once. At the end of the shift, or whenever full, they get moved to the dumpster or recycle area. I understand the good-intentions behind the practice - they are trying to reduce waste, etc. However, the practice does not meet SQF Code requirements. We are SQF certified, and I cannot understand how an auditor has not observed this practice over the years and not said anything.
Understandably, operations and sanitation want to keep the practice as is. I want to ensure we are in compliance with SQF code and regulatory requirements. My issue is that boxes are not cleanable, nor are they designed for this purpose. What happens when a box doesn't get labeled as waste (and we all know that it WILL happen)?
Anyone encounter this type of issue? Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill?