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Residents who have been waiting for the long-promised replacement to the city's blue-bag recycling program might be waiting even longer. The mayor's revised 2008 budget calls for delaying the distribution of the garbage container style blue carts until July 1. The delay would save the city $2.4 million, but it remains unclear how many of the proposed 131,000 residences earmarked to receive the carts in 2008 will actually see them.

 
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