In Joomla 3, it might take you some time to actually find stuff such as content or menu items which you have already deleted - essentially joomla trashed items are just like a recycle bin, which keeps your items safe in case of any accidents. However, sometimes you just want to republish or completely get rid of items which you thought you had deleted. The concept of a Recycle Bin is great, but what if I can't actually find the stuff I deleted? It's easy to find them actually :)
We actually got lost with this quite a few times until we learned how to do this.
Joomla delete trashed items
If you want to find your Trashed items, simply find the filtering options and select the "Trashed" status. Once you have selected the "Trashed" status you will find all the items which you have previously deleted. You can then decide what you want to do with these, whether you want to republish or permanently delete these joomla trashed items! You won't find a 2nd recycle bin if you actually delete them again so be careful ;)
And that ladies and gents is what you can do with Joomla trashed items.