Yeah, no shit my brother and I nearly killed our back carrying out a 32" Sony out of the basement. Frigging thing was awkward. It became my 2ndary TV.
Up north of the 49th, some places have recycling depot that will take electronics free of charge.
So, other options,
sell it (good cottage TV)
donate it (youth outreach center, halfway house, homeless shelter, Salvation Army/good will center, etc...) Lots of folks will take a free TV.