Here is what happened...
I dragged my Recycle bin from my desktop to my quick launch toolbar. I then deleted it from the quick launch toolbar. Next time I emptied my recycle bin, Poof... the recycle bin on my desktop disappeared.
I thought deleting something may bring it back. No. I thought a restart might. No.
If I go into windows explorer and find my way to desktop, Recycle Bin is there. But I can only make a shortcut to it on my actual desktop. Am I able to get this back?