Is there a keyboard shortcut for the Trash? I know how to create one, but I want to know if there's a built-in shortcut. To clarify, this is to show the Trash, not to empty it.
If you are using a Spotlight or a program such as Quicksilver that allows you configure keyboard shortcuts to perform actions. Here is a solution, create an AppleScript run only Application that will open the trash can for you. Its not a built in command but is should fit the bill nicely and you can do it all with built it tools.
Open AppleScript Editor
Open a new script editor window if one did not already open.
Enter the follow in to the blank editor window
tell application "Finder" open trash end tell
Test the script, press Run, trash should open.
Save the Script with the name "OpenTrash" make sure to select "File Format:" Application and check the "Run Only" option.
Open the newly saved OpenTrash Application, trash can contents should open in the Finder.
Introduce it to your favorite program launcher, and set up keyboard shortcuts etc. Also note that spotlight should index it as well and you can use that to open the Trash can now too.
⌘ + space and then search for "Tr"... Then press enter once "OpenTrash" is highlighted.
According to Apple there is no native shortcut to open Trash.
A very poor man's solution would be to just use Shift-Cmd-G in Finder to open