There might be occasions where you have removed all the icons from the desktop including recycle bin. In such cases you can easily access recycle bin from Windows system tray using MiniBin. MiniBin is a small freeware tool which lets you access recycle bin in Windows from the system tray and also quickly empty the files. MiniBin supports modifications like using your own icons, your own language and some recycle-bin related settings.
Once installed, you can see an icon on the system tray, double clicking on this will empty the recycle bin.
You can customize MiniBin based on your preferences. You can also set the update interval to custom value in case you are running a slow pc with minimum hardware specs.