Active Directory Recycle Bin This lesson covers the active directory recycle bin. This was introduced as a feature with Windows 2008 and was upgraded with the Windows 2012 system. The active directory recycle bin can help fix the accidental deletion of an active directory object. Using the active directory administrative center, participants learn step by step instructions in how to restore an object that may have been inadvertently deleted by enabling the recycle bin. Once it's on, it cannot be turned off and this increases storage.