Just a little concept for the Trash Icon on the desktop. I Have my icon located in the bottom right, and i have stretched it to a considerable size.
When the trash is empty you have a nice little empty space at the bottom. When It's full - you know it's full.
The paper bits were taken from the original Human trash icon for Ubuntu 9.10. I just added some shadows.
Please use it and let me know what you think of the idea itself. If people like it I will modify it and include it in an Icon collection i am working on called "el cuervo"