Kigali is considered by many to be the cleanest city in Africa. It is the capital of Rwanda and won an international award for its cleanliness in 2011.
The use and manufacture of plastic bags in Kigali was banned in 2008, which has greatly cut down on extra trash. The fine for using one can be over $150. If store owners are caught providing them, they can be sent to prison for six to 12 months. Kigali also has one day each month of mandatory community service, when citizens remove litter and beautify certain areas. Additionally, the city employs street sweepers that routinely sweep up trash with brooms.