Books, hard bound and soft bound can be brought to the Ocean County Northern and Southern Recycling Centers for recycling as well as putting them out for your regular recycling collection days. Remove the hard bound covers before placing in your recyclables bin. DO NOT PUT TELEPHONE BOOKS IN WITH YOUR REGULAR RECYCLABLES. (see Telephone Books in the Recyclopedia)
Other options: Try listing them on the 2Good2WasteExchange Ocean County or donate them to your local library, Goodwill or other local charities! Other options would be to check out these websites who accept books for donations. A lot of these books are donated to poor countries all over the world: www.donatetextbooks.org www.donationtown.org/news/donate-books.html www.recyclingnj.com/recycle/books.html You could also drop them of at a Better World Books donation box. Go to www.betterworldbooks.com to check for locations in Ocean County nearest you. They accept all books, soft or hardbound in good condition.
Ocean County Northern Recycling Center
Ocean County Southern Recycling Center