You can view Recycle Bin in Windows explorer, right-click a blank spot in the left Explorer sidebar and select 'Show all folders' option from the context menu as shown in the image.
This is how the Windows Explorer looks like when this option is highlighted: Image
If the Recycle Bin is missing from the desktop, you can restore it by referring to the video on Microsoft Article.
Hope this helps.
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I could not find it in Win 7...i know its there, but where? I did a search and nothing shows up.