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Recycle. In many states it's actually illegal to throw televisions and other electronics into the trash. Legislation for e-waste varies by state, so make sure to check local disposal laws. ElectronicsTakeBack.com has a helpful chart that's updated continuously.
Some landfills accept electronics for recycling, but that number is still small. Call your local landfill to check on their recycling policies. Also, many communities have regularly scheduled E-waste drop-off days; to find one in your area go to Earth911.com.
One of the best ways to recycle your TV, computer, cell phone, or other electronic device is to contact the manufacturer. Over the past 5 years, manufacturers have responded to consumer demands and recycle their products for free. Others have partnered with electronic recycling facilities to give consumers more options.