I usually can't stand when there's something in the recycle bin. I almost always "right-click > Empty Recycle Bin" when I see the "full" icon. But I also hate it when I emptied it too early and there was a file I needed to recover.
I was thinking about solving both problems by removing the Recycle Bin icon from the desktop. That way I'll never even know it's there (full or not) until I really need it and then I can just unhide and recover my file.
My question, though, is: What happens when the Recycle Bin fills its space? My machine is set to store around 1GB. Does Windows notify you that it's full or does it just delete some files (the oldest first, hopefully.)?
Note: I'm using Windows 7 if that makes a difference.