In Linux Mint and Ubuntu the Trash folder is located at:


Step 1: Where is trash folder in Linux Mint

You can access the Trash folder also by username:


There is an alias for the Trash can on Ubuntu like systems (Linux Mint):


Step 2: Empty trash by command line in Mint

To empty the Trash folder in Ubuntu you can follow the next steps:

Empty Trash in Ubuntu by command line:

rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/*

Or select Trash folder and files for deletion

  • Navigate to the Trash Folder
    • cd ~/.local/share/Trash
  • Delete files:
    • Several files - rm file1 file2 file3
    • Files by type - rm *.pdf
    • Directories - rm -d dir1

Step 3: Ubuntu trash-empty command

If you need to Empty Trash can frequently than we can install additional package by:

sudo apt install trash-cli

and empty the Trash folder by command: