Recycle Here no longer accepts televisions, but I checked today at the Household Hazardous Waste Receiving Facility at 2000 E. Ferry.
They DO accept televisions, microwaves, and lots of other hard-to-recycle and hazardous items from Detroit residents.
You can find their information here: http://www.detroitmi.gov/How-Do-I/Request-a-Service/Household-Hazardous-Waste-Information
Although they indicate that drop-off is 'by appointment only', I have had great difficulty in reaching anyone by phone. Just stopping by during their hours and ringing the buzzer usually is successful.
Poisons, solvents, heavy metals, and other toxic products should never be poured down a drain or thrown into the trash. Instead, use up toxic products completely according to the label.
These items will only be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Receiving Facility at 2000 E. Ferry Street (near the I-75 and I-94 freeways). Individuals can call (313) 923-2240 to schedule a time to bring household hazardous materials (HHW) to the facility, which is open year round Monday through Fridayfrom 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This facility is open to Detroit residents ONLY! There is no charge!
Residents can take these items to the HHW facility:
Home Office Equipment
Electronics Car Equipment
(Batteries, brake fluid, fuel, kerosene, motor oil, filters, etc.)
Cleansers & Polishes
Fertilizers, Pesticides and Weed Killers
Home Repair Products (glues & caulk)
Paint Thinners, Solvents & Varnishes
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
The facility will not accept:
Unknown or Unlabeled Wastes
Commercially Generated Wastes
Sponsored by Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority with assistance and support from EQ Detroit, Inc.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Receiving Facility
(near the I-75 and I-94 freeways)