How do you remove the recycle bin from a Sharepoint site?

Sulu 0 Reputation points

Hi, I want to remove the 'Recycle bin' in my navigation header of my Sharepoint site - refer to screenshot below. I've looked at the MS Q&A forum where a couple of others have asked the same question. However there does not appear to be a resolution to my issue. Can you please advise me how it can be removed?

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  1. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 23,036 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Sulu ,

    Because when the Communication Site was created, there was no Recycle bin in the navigation, so I judge that you are using the Team Site.

    For Team Sites, the current approach that can be taken from the UI interface is this.

    First, make sure you have the Publishing server feature enabled at both the Site collection and the Site level.

    1. Go to Site Settings >> Click on Site Collection Features >> Activate the “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” feature. It takes a moment to activate the feature.
    2. Once activated, click on the “Site Features” link from site settings >> Activate the “SharePoint Server Publishing” feature.

    Once the publishing feature is enabled, the recycle bin is automatically removed from the quick launch!

    And you also can hide it by CSS, for more information, please refer to:

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