Televisions used to be something you cherished as furniture and felt bad about getting rid of. When the picture flickerd, you'd call the TV repairman or take the tubes down to Kinney's and take a try at the tube tester.
Today's TVs are not part of the family. We all own several of them and when they expire, they are like dead goldfish. They are gone, without ceremony or much remorse.
Who would think to take the TV to a store, much less pay $25 to get rid of it ? Recycling as an economic model will not work if there is a charge, or at least a charge that's visible.