Tires and other debris filling up the doorway and planter box. It's been there more than a week - is this the new normal? I noticed in the paper that Waste Management, in compensation for changing the pricing on its composting scheme to make economic sense for restaurants, will now be even slower at picking up illegally dumped items on Oakland's streets. This is not an acceptable trade-off. If composting doesn't make sense, we shouldn't bother with it. But the streets of this city are a mess, with heaps of rotting debris piled high. Neglecting them even more so we can all feel "green" shows where the city government's misplaced priorities lie.