Hot water bottles must be used with care. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines and this wisdom from Love Hot Water Bottles.
Read about the different types of hot water bottles as well as their sustainability and care here.
Look after your hot water bottle carefully: empty the water out when not in use, replace the stopper but do not flatten all the air out.
Eco-friendly biodegradable hot water bottles are available for purchase in New Zealand.
Here are some very inventive reuses for old hot water bottles, including a kneeling rest for gardeners, foot rest, cat hair grooming mitt ...
If unable to be reused, please send to landfill via your normal rubbish collection.