Comment 5 for bug 681348

What if you were to have an icon simlar to this one?

Window switcher, show desktop and trash all in one. Have it pinned at the bottom of the launcher in place of the current trash. This would break the ability to drag files into the trash. But maybe for future version of Ubuntu/Unity it would be up a contextual overlay menu that would allow you to drag the file into a the trash can, or a different workspace.