Some prefer to have all their shortcuts and all applications in their Windows desktop and others like me prefer to have a clean desktop other than desktop widgets or gadgets. But in Windows 7 you have the Recycle Bin which doesn’t have the delete option like it had in Vista.
Here you can see that recycle bin does not have delete option on the right click.
Go to Start –> Control Panel –> Appearance and Personalization –> Personalization. (Or you can right click on the desktop and click Personalize)
On the left side bar, click on Change desktop icons.
From the Desktop Icon Settings, you can select or unselect the icons you want or don’t want. If you don’t want Recycle Bin on the desktop, just uncheck the icon.
If you want to restore any other icons at any time like My Computer, Network, User, Control Panel or Recycle Bin, just go back to the option and check it.