Recently Linux Mint is taking lead among preferred Linux distributions. From my little experience with it mainly installing it on friends PCs I should say Mint develops done a great job to make it more graphically convenient for users migrating from Windows OS.
Though it is generally intuitive, there is one little thing that might be useful for novice Mint user – where from to make Trash icon.
There are two ways to do it.
1. Is by installing / launching gnome-tweak-tool
I personally prefer gnome-tweak-tool, cause it has plenty of nice options related to how GUI environment, behaves. I believe even non Linux-Mint GNOME 3 users should take a look at gnome-tweak-tool if already haven't as it allows user to tailer plenty of desktop nice stuff.
2. Through [Main Menu]
-> Preferences -> Desktop Settings -> Desktop -> Desktop icons