Trash Deletion in Google Workspace and Google Drive
This article applies to: Cornell Google Workspace for Students, Cornell Google Workspace for Faculty and Staff
Any file that is put into Google Drive Trash is automatically deleted after 30 days. Previously, items in Trash would be retained indefinitely until emptied manually. This behavior applies to items that are trashed from any device and any platform. Items in Trash continue to consume storage space until their automatic deletion. This policy matches those of other Google Workspace products and services, and applies to all Google Workspace customers.