Hi, I am a new MAC user, I just bought a IMac and I started having problems getting the trash to empty. I came across a app called Trash it!.app. Not sure where I found it now but, if you Google search you should be able to find it. Anyway I loaded and ran the app. If makes it own Trash Icon. I went into my original trash and selected all the trash and drug it into the new Trash it. My computer did nothing for about a minute. I decided to reboot when the computer completed the reboot my Mac trash was empty. Not sure why this worked but, I am happy it did. I think I will use that trash it! until someone comes up with a fix for the Mac Trash. Give it a try and let me know if it helped. Thanks, Dave.