I noticed that despite deleting several large files from my hard drive my hard drive space wasn't opening up any, and remembered that every once in a while that .Trash-0 folder (no .Trash-1000 in my /home) will hold on to my files for some reason. I was able to take care of the problem with google and running
sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash-0/*
sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/*
I was wondering what the function of this folder is. This is only the 2nd time this has happened in my 7 years or so of running ubuntu but I don't know what or why this happens. Usually just emptying the trash folder does its job.