Locate the icon for the Recycle Bin on the desktop. Right-click (or press and hold) the Recycle Bin icon and select Empty.
Do I need to clear the Windows 10 Recycle Bin?
When should the Recycle Bin be emptied? – Emptying the Recycle Bin deletes files permanently from your hard disk. Empty it only when you are certain you will never need the files again.
Hold down the Shift button. Press the Delete key on your keyboard while holding Shift.
Why am I unable to empty my Recycle Bin?
This problem might be caused by a corrupt Recycle Bin. I recommend that you repair the Recycle bin by performing the command ‘rd /s /q C:$Recycle. bin’ from the command prompt with administrative rights and determining whether this helps. We hope you find this material useful.