Job-recycle-bin-cleanup: Stsadm property (Windows SharePoint Services)

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0


Topic Last Modified: 2008-03-25

Specifies the time schedule for a cleanup of the Recycle Bin to occur.

This property is equivalent to the Recycle Bin entry that is located on the Timer Job Definitions page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

stsadm -o setproperty

   -propertyname job-recycle-bin-cleanup

   -propertyvalue <valid date and time interval>

   [-url <http://server_name>]

The syntax for the getproperty operation is:

stsadm -o getproperty

   propertyname job-recycle-bin-cleanup

   [-url <http://server_name>]

You can substitute -pn for -propertyname and -pv for -propertyvalue.

The following table shows possible values.


Value Description


Gets or sets the name of the property.


A valid Windows SharePoint Services Timer service (SPTimer) schedule in the form of any one of the following schedules:

  • "Every 5 minutes between 0 and 59"

  • "Hourly between 0 and 59"

  • "Daily at 15:00:00"

  • "Weekly between Fri 22:00:00 and Sun 06:00:00"

  • "Monthly at 15 15:00:00"

  • "Yearly at Jan 1 15:00:00"


Typically, a path to the URL of the Web application, in the form http://server_name.

To set the schedule of a Recycle Bin cleanup for the Web application http://test, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setproperty -pn job-recycle-bin-cleanup -pv "daily at 15:00:00" -url http://test

To view the current setting of the job-recycle-bin-cleanup property, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o getproperty -pn job-recycle-bin-cleanup