To show the recycle bin icon on a desktop in Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10, check the recycle bin check box under Desktop Icon Settings.
To reach the desktop icon settings in Windows 10, click the Start button, and select Settings. From the Settings window, select Personalization and then Themes, which includes the desktop icon settings link. Alternately, access the personalization menu by right clicking on the desktop and selecting Personalize from the menu.
For Windows Vista, 7 and 8, the process is similar but requires selecting the Control Panel from the Start menu, then Appearance and Personalization from the Control Panel. From there, the process is the same as for Windows 10.