Originally Posted by T3STY
The accels trick seems to be working for someone on the web by creating a .gnome2/accels folder in your home, but it didn't work for me.
The trick did work for me, and now I do have a file ~/.gnome2/accels/nautilus, that contains this line (and lots of other lines, which seem to be disabled by a leading ";"):
(gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/DirViewActions/Trash" "Delete")
Yes, do include the parentheses around it!