How to get the Erase link inside the Recycle bin to work


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In a previous version I was able to right click on the Recycle bin icon on my desktop and the drop down menu contained the "erase" option. Right now the erase option is greyed and thus unavailable for use.
How do i change that for it to work?

Thank you kindly
Sorry for what seems to be a stupid question, but is the Recycle Bin empty? The context menu item is normally greyed out in that case, but becomes active when the Bin has contents.