Before you throw away your recycling you might want to see if you can find another use for it. I have a tupperware hamburger press, but don't like using it. Each time I use it, I feel like the plastic press is going to break. The patties it makes are also a bit larger than I like.
I decided to recycle a sour cream container and press out the hamburger meat inside the container to make a patty. To my surprise using two worked even better. I put the meat into one container and took another container and stuck it on top, just like you would if you were going to put them away in a cupboard. Pressed the bottom of the top container to flatten the meat into a patty and walla.... a hamburger patty was born.
The first few came out easily, however, as I made more they became harder to remove. I had to resort to smacking the container on the counter to loosen the patty for removal. I bought ground beef in a bulk package and formed it into patties to freeze. I placed paper between each patty before freezing to make it easy to separate them for grilling.
I love finding new uses for useless items!