Windows has its own Recycle bin. When you delete a file (except for LARGE ones that can't fit in it) it goes there, a special folder, that when you right mouse button on it (or open it) you can EMPTY it.
Sure, you can create a like named folder on a drive, and send files to it, but this is NOT a recycle bin. It is a FOLDER. It doesn't have the same capabilities as the real Windows one. You can not restore from it, that is have Windows put the file back where it came from automatically, nor empty it. If you want to restore, you must know where it came from and put it back. If you want to empty it, you must DELETE the files. If you STILL have the REAL Recycle Bin, the files will go there. You can however in the Recycle Bin properties have deleted item bypass the bin.
Me, I'd leave it as-is and let Windows handle the deletions.