I’ve installed Trash Compactor. How do I empty trash right now?2 Dec, 2016 in Trash Compactor - Mac tagged compactor / empty / mac / trash by Home » Questions » I’ve installed Trash Compactor. How do I empty trash right now? 0 Vote Up Vote Down Donna W. Staff asked 1 year ago Question Tags: compactor, empty, mac, trash 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Donna W. Staff answered 1 year ago Open your System Preferences. Click the Trash Compactor icon. To empty trash right now or extract an item from the compacted trash, click the Extract and Delete tab. When you’re finished, close the Trash Compactor pane.