MinBin is a small app that lets you open, empty, access the Recycle Bin from your Windows taskbar notification area or system tray.
Simply download an run this freeware portable app and it will sit in the notification area.
Right-click on its icon to show the options. To empty the recycle bin, you can either double-click on its icon or select the Empty Recycle Bin option.
You can add it to the startup folder so that it runs every time Windows starts. If you delete the files, empty.ico and full.ico in the folder, you will get a different icon. You can also replace them with your own icons.
MinBin may come handy when you are hiding the recycle bin from your desktop or if you are using a replacement shell that provides a system tray but no useable recycle bin.
Download: MinBin from e-sushi.net.