I'm running windows 8, and I suddenly have a recycle bin icon on the right side of the taskbar to the left of the arrow icon in the notification area. How can I get rid of it?
Are you using Actual Window Manager (or some other manager from Actual)? In the most recent update an option was added (or auto enabled?) that shows the Recycle Bin icon on the taskbar. Go into the Actual settings, Taskbar section and disable it.