Here's how to get rid of the Recycle Bin without using a program like Tweak UI:
If using XP Pro:
Go to START > RUN
(if you would like to access these settings later)
Go to START > CONTROL PANEL > ADMINISTATIVE TOOLS
Right click and slelect NEW > SHORTCUT
In the "Type the Location of Item" field enter: GPEDIT.MSC
Click Next then Finish
Now double click on the new shortcut icon
Navagate to USER CONFIGURATION >ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES >Click on DESKTOP,
On the right hand pane find " Remove Recycle Bin icon on the desktop "
, double left click on it to ENABLE it.
( There are some interesting settings that you may find within the
(You can also use Step 1b to create a shortcut to the "regedit" tool
as well as several others.)