Adds a customisable trash can to your desktop

Adds a customisable floating trashcan to your desktop pre-OSX style, which gets visibly fuller with the size of the trash. Several designs, loads of options and features including a very secure shred.

Mac OSX Download

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A line-up of the built-in themes:


What should I do with the downloaded file?

Open the .dmg file and find the application inside. Drag and drop it into your Applications folder to install. If you'd like it running every time you start up, either add it in System Prefs>Accounts>Login Items, or (with the dock icon showing) right-click or control-click the dock icon and choose Options>Open at Login

System Requirements

Mac OSX 10.4 or higher. (1.5.3 is available for download below which will run on 10.3)


Download custom themes

See screenshots for built-in themes.

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Are you interested in providing a custom theme? Contact me


Version History

Version 1.8.1 (released December 2014)

- Free

Version 1.8 (released May 2014)

- Fixes problem experienced when ejecting a removable disk on Mavericks (10.9)

Version 1.7.3 (released December 2013)

- Now able to move certain items to trash and empty trash where user doesn't have full permissions over that file. (e.g. applications downloaded from App Store.) Prompts for administrator password
- Fixes problem of mouse clicks not going through to areas around and below foating trash window
- Fixes bug causing password to be unnecessarily requested when ejecting some devices

Version 1.7.2

released May 2013

Fixes problem apparent in OSX 10.8, if floating trash was set to desktop level, after a while would become unresponsive.

Version 1.7.1

released April 2013

Small fix, disc list in eject menus not always being updated properly.

Version 1.7

released January 2013

Adds Eject menu (which lists ejectable devices currently mounted) to menu bar and dock icon (if showing) and floating trash context menu.


Version 1.6

released October 2012

Built and supported for 10.4 (Tiger) to 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
(10.3 users can still download 1.5.3, which will run on 10.3, but I can no longer support)
Fixes radio buttons in prefs ('badge displays' and 'count items in trash') which weren't being retained after quit and re-start
Fixes text colour, now correctly white by default


Bin-it was released in February 2006 and developed up until August 2008. Re-released as v1.6 in 2012. For pre-1.6 development, please see the release notes in the dmg file.