Where is my Trash? When your Trash icon is not available..

Where is my Trash icon?  Usually the trash is in the Dock.  However, for some reason, today this icon was not available.  Google to the rescue!  After some research, I was able to find some instructions to re-launch the Dock which fixed the problem with the Trash. The following instructions which use Terminal will close and re-open the Dock.

  1. Open up Terminal  by going to /Applications/Utilities
  2.  Type the following command: killall Dock
  3. Hit enter.
  4. At this point, the dock will close and re-open.
  5. Verify if the Trash icon is back.

A couple of  Mountain Lion Books that can definitely teach you a couple of Terminal Tricks!