Damnit. I did as you said, but it still has 18 items in it.
And I tried to restore all the items as well. It seems that the items in it are invisible but still take up 2 gigs (yeah I used disk cleanup to check how much is in it).
Edit: And yes, I'm not stupid. The disk cleanup says 2 gigs in the recycle bin, so I checkmark and hit OK. It completely skips over the recycle bin when it does the cleanup despite the 2 gigs inside. WTF!