How to Change Recycle Bin Storage Size

I’m using Windows 11 PC here. Here are the steps:

Right-click the Recycle Bin icon on your desktop and select Properties. Or open the Recycle Bin, right-click on the blank space and choose Properties.

You can see the Recycle Bin Properties window.

You can see your PC drives at the top. Choose the one for which you want to change the Recycle Bin size.

In the Settings for selected location section, be sure Custom size is selected.

In the field beside Maximum size, you’ll need to specify the Recycle Bin size. The numbers here represent megabytes (MB).

Hit the OK button, and that’s all.


  • Each drive has its own Recycle Bin.
  • You can view the contents of each drive’s Recycle Bin when you open the Recycle Bin.
  • The size of every drive’s Recycle Bin is assigned by default but can be modified.

Thanks for reading.